• 25th horse parade honored three original teamsters

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 1:30pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    It was a festive 25th anniversary for the Pelican Rapids holiday horse and buggy parade.  The event brought back fond memories for three of the original teamsters, who piloted horses through the parade route more than 25 years ago.  “There was magic in the air…and smiles on faces, all up and down the street,” recalled Jeff Johnson.  It… Read More

  • Small town pharmacies band together to compete against the ‘big guys’

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:48am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican Drug is part of national network of independent pharmacies One small town, main street business is standing up to the cutthroat competition of corporations. Pelican Drug has joined forces with independent pharmacies across the nation, and their patient-centered business model is not only help sustain small business—but improve health care and reduce overall health care costs.  Presenting… Read More

  • Happy New Year at Pelican Valley: With nearly full rooms, revenues rebounding; local care facility off to strong fiscal start

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:40am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican Valley levy is $750,000, spread across seven townships, two cities The new year started early—and happier—for the Pelican Valley Senior Living operation.  Revenues were $60,000 over projections, occupancy at the assisted living centers was near 100 percent; and expenses were at or below expectations in almost all departments.  “It’s amazing what census counts will do,” said Pelican Valley… Read More

  • Pool-aquatic center bids higher than projections; council plans next step

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:34am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    An area firm was low bidder for the proposed Pelican Rapids swimming pool and aquatic center—but higher than original projections.  Rising costs for materials and labor, and a general uptick in inflation, may be factors in the $4.62 million low bid.  Submitting the low bid was Perham-based Hammers Construction.  The original estimate, dating back a couple of years,… Read More

  • Education Week classroom visit brought apples to Pelican teachers—courtesy Legion

    | Published on November 23, 2021 at 1:52pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Distributing apples to Pelican Rapids teachers during American Education Week has been a tradition for the Pelican Rapids American Legion Post. The delivery crew, pictured here, walked the halls of both the Pelican Rapids High School and the Pelican Viking Elementary School delivering apples on November 18. PHOTOS BY LOU HOGLUND

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