• Luminary walk aims at get folks out, about  

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:41am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Valentine’s weekend candlelight stroll will span Pelican city parks Pelican Rapids is bound and determined to move onward—rather than sit around through the COVID pandemic.  In fact, the Pelican Rapids city parks and recreation board is planning a Valentine’s weekend event—specifically aimed at lifting folks out of their chairs and out into the open air.  The Pelican Parks… Read More

  • School bd. OK’s super contract; setting administration stage to 2024

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:45am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Superintendent for the Pelican Rapids School District became totally official Jan. 11, with the approval of a three-year contract.  The superintendent position for Pelican native and graduate Brian Korf has been a twist-and-turn journey over the past two years. Along the way, there has been a pandemic—and the sad and untimely death of his old boss… Read More

  • Rudy, Adele Butenas proudly fly flag for a long line of veterans

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:39am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Vietnam veteran Rudy Butenas and wife Adele know how to display their patriotism—right in the front yard, and well illuminated.  The Butenas family earned honors late in the fall, as one of the periodic “Patriotic Flag Display” awards. It was presented by Ruth Holmgren, of the Pelican Rapids VFW Post 5252 Auxiliary, who has spearheaded the… Read More

  • $4 million levy Ok’d by Pelican school board

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:08am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Financial picture continues to improve; reserves expected at over $1.4 million A levy of nearly $4 million was approved by the Pelican Rapids school board last month.  The levy to taxpayers, at $3.998 million, is about $23,000 below the state imposed levy limit. For Pelican, the limit was $4.021 million.  Taxpayers are expected to see some reduction, depending… Read More

  • Stir-crazy swimmers venture out into elements 

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 8:43am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Kids, families weren’t dressed for the conditions in their show of support for Pelican swimming pool campaign  Keep this on the “down low” from the grandmas and grandpas.   A bunch of kids from the Pelican Rapids area were running around outside; in December; in the snow—ignoring everything they were ever taught about bundling up for the weather… Read More

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