• A heavens-eye vantage point of hellishly low water  

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 10:59am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    There’s nothing like getting a bird’s eve view of a situation, by airplane.  That was the comment by Steve Foster, a 20 year pilot who conducted an aerial tour of the low water of the Pelican River.  The two-seat, 1967 Piper aircraft followed the Pelican River from the city all the way to rural Fergus Falls on… Read More

  • Fathers, sons are rare coaching combination  

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:18am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Coaching the Pelican Rapids Vikings football team to one of its most dominating season starts in recent years is a family endeavor. Pelican athletics have always had a small town, “family” dimension. But the blood connections are truly genetic in 2021.  New head coach Eli Beachy has always wanted to coach with his father Ryan, a veteran… Read More

  • Legislator Rasmusson on board for bus tour of Pelican Sept. 22

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:15am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The legislators are coming to town, and at the head of the entourage when the bus unloads in Pelican Rapids will be Jordan Rasmusson.  The first-term State House Representative will join Pelican city officials in a tour of two local projects: The swimming pool/aquatic center; and a pedestrian bridge crossing at the city damsite.  The requests for … Read More

  • Bringing together local foods, local places—and local folks  

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:14am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Deep Roots Fest served up sustainable ag advocacy—along with a helping of fun Alternative agriculture took center stage, and was a centerpiece at the picnic table, at the Deep Roots Festival Sept. 11.  Food, gardening, farming topics are a “uniting” component in a time of political and ideological division. Everybody’s got to eat, whether liberal or conservative. That… Read More

  • Final plank removed for Pelican dam drawdown

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:10am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City crews ‘pull the plug’ as Pelican River reduced to a trickle By Louis Hoglund The city street crew guys weren’t leaning on their shovels Sept. 8—they were paddling and splashing around the pond in a duck boat.  This wasn’t an amusement park bumper boat spree. The Pelican Rapids city boys were doing Army Corps of Engineers-type work,… Read More

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