• Pelican council takes emergency steps

    | Published on March 25, 2020 at 1:06pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    A “Declaration of Emergency” was approved by the Pelican Rapids City Council at an emergency meeting March 20.  In opening remarks, Mayor Brent Frazier reflected back on  July 4th, 1776, when founding fathers declared we had a right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  “Now, we’re experiencing a worldwide threat of life,” said Frazier.   Further,… Read More

  • $500,000 donated to Pelican pool Another $500,000 awaits matching donations

    | Published on March 18, 2020 at 11:56am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Donation good news, as city gears up to open aging, leaking pool for another season News of a generous contribution of a half million dollars—plus the prospect of another half million in matching funds—was great news throughout the community.   The Pelican Rapids Pool Committee received a  donation of $500,000 for the future Pelican Rapids Aquatic Facility,… Read More

  • Scambler Twsp. Budget, officers unchanged at annual meeting  

    | Published on March 18, 2020 at 10:56am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    There will be no change in the board—or the total budget—in Scambler Township.  Only 21 votes were cast in the annual township election March 10, with Todd Langseth re-elected to the board; and Sandy Tingelstad clerk. Neither candidate faced opposition.  Attendance at the annual township meeting was light, as the board approved a budget with no change. … Read More

  • Dunn second in Otter Tail County in taxable property values

    | Published on March 18, 2020 at 10:50am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Dunn Township is the “wealthiest” non-industrial jurisdiction in Otter Tail County.  That factual tidbit was revealed at the Dunn Township annual meeting, as township residents reviewed the budget at the annual meeting.  In terms of taxable value, the lakeshore-rich township of Dunn is second only to the city of Fergus Falls—in terms of estimated  market value.  Dunn’s… Read More

  • Parking issues, left turn safety discussed by Pelican council

    | Published on March 18, 2020 at 10:49am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Parking problems, addressed through ordinance revisions, were discussed at the March 10 Pelican Rapids City council meeting.  Parking problems are not new to the city, but concerns have been elevated by two consecutive years of heavy snowfall—and the related difficulty in snow removal.  “This puts something in the ordinance to enable the chief to take action,” said… Read More

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