City of Pelican Rapids Update on COVID-19

While the situation remains fluid, here are the latest updates related to city services as of 8:00 am on March 18, 2020. Staff members are available at these facilities and can be reached by phone during their normal business hours.

City Hall                                      218-863-7076

City Hall will remain open, but public is restricted to the lobby areas.  Staff can assist you but will maintain a distance that conforms to social distancing protocols. We are encouraging residents and others with city related questions to call instead of coming to City Hall.  We also encourage residents to pay their utility bills by mailing them in, using the City Hall drop box, enroll in direct pay, or pay using a credit card by calling City Hall.    

Police Department                           218- 863-1351

The Police Department will operate as normal and respond with additional precautions. Please remember, if you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Fire Department            

 If an emergency call 


The Fire Department will operate as normal and respond with additional precautions.

Public Works Department              218-863-7076

The PW Department will operate as normal and respond with additional precautions.

Liquor Store                                     218-863-6670

At this time, the liquor store will remain open. We strongly encourage customers to practice social distancing in the store.


The airport is operating as usual, but is practicing social distancing protocols.

Pelican Rapids Public Library          218-863-7055

The library is closed. Telephone service is available Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Keep checking back for updates, as things may change. If you have questions, please send them to or call 218-863-7076.  The Minnesota Department of Health website continues to be the best source of information as it relates to COVID-19 in the State of Minnesota.