• Legal maneuvering continues as city prepares for major court case

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:54am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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     The stage continues to be set for a lawsuit between the city of Pelican Rapids, its engineering firm and the contractor on the city’s wastewater treatment upgrade project.  The dispute has been simmering for about three years, and there could be upwards of $1 million at stake.  City attorney Greg Larson and the League of… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:30am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Grina boys evidently hung up the plow in Norwegian Grove Township; moved to town; and became Pelican retailers Our occasional publication of township maps from 1884 has generated quite a bit of comment.   Recently, Norwegian Grove and Scambler maps were published–including the farm and parcel owners names at the time.   Contacting us was Bob… Read More

  • How’s life on the farm…?

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:24am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Agriculture census: • More women producers • Average farm size, 441 acres • Farmers are getting older • Mid-sized farms on decline • Average farm income, $43,000 Spring…a time when the thoughts of men–and women–turn to the fields, prairies, tilling, planting, tractors and other farm stuff.  Did you know the percentage of female agriculture producers has… Read More

  • Bakery, eatery for ‘Legacy’ building in downtown Pelican discussed

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 8:45am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Patricia Elsaas would like to bring a bakery–and possibly a bar and restaurant to town.  A three-year area resident, in the rural Lake Olaf neighborhood, Elsaas has been considering one of the storefronts of the “Legacy” building on the northeast side of the downtown district. In fact, she has already applied for an available liquor… Read More

  • Business funds available from Pelican EDA, EDC

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 8:44am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Is there money available in Pelican Rapids  to encourage business and economic development? Yes.  But it does require some paperwork and a few steps to acquire it.  The Economic Development Authority has upwards of $140,000, which is governed by the city council. As it stands,  about $100,000 is earmarked for the D.W. Jones apartment development–if and… Read More

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