• Familiar ‘milk shake shanty’ a tradition not far removed from the dairy barn

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 11:08am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    In an era of modern, fancy, high tech mobile food trucks; Pelican-born ‘Shake Shack’ carries on its basic, sturdy–and tasty–mission in Village of Cormorant It is perhaps the longest-operating portable ice cream joint in Otter Tail County. Almost certainly, it’s the best known milk shake stand on wheels in the greater Pelican Rapids lakes area.  The familiar, homemade… Read More

  • ‘Mystery Tool’ photo drew several correct responses

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:24am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The “Mystery Tool” published in the July 31 edition of the Pelican Rapids Press was really no mystery at all–for guys who know their way around vehicles.  Press reader Harold Holt found it in a box of his father’s old tools, and we published the photo for reader responses. We had numerous responses to the use… Read More

  • Pelican area waters: Key to a long and healthy life?

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:08am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With legendary Lake Lida sturgeon, and newfound ‘oldest’ freshwater fish from Crystal Lake, Pelican lakes area has pair of Minnesota’s most famous aquatic ‘characters’ By Louis Hoglund The greater Pelican lakes area gained more notoriety, thanks to famous fish.  The lake country, specifically Crystal Lake, is now known for what is the oldest freshwater fish ever scientifically recorded.  The… Read More

  • Ace is now the place–in downtown Pelican

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:04am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    New hardware affiliation; new retail space with Strand expansion One of the cornerstone businesses of Pelican Rapids has been a Coast to Coast, an Ace, a Do It Best and again an Ace retailer–but the one name that remains a constant: Strand.  The main street hardware store has switched its affiliation to Ace Hardware.  But that’s not… Read More

  • Cormorant’s carnival of fantasies

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:31am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    If there’s oil or gold betwixt them there lakes, Richard Sherbrooke is determined to extract and exploit it … In the meantime, enjoy a ride aboard the Kiddie Land ferris wheel, the train or the kiddie cars Cormorant Villager Richard Sherbrooke is a guy who was born in the wrong century; maybe even the wrong place…. Read More

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