• Opening day at the track 

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:07am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican Rapids minnow races return for ‘memory-making’ after one year pandemic halt Minnow racers, with decades of connection to the Pelican Rapids summer tradition, gathered for “opening day” June 17. Winning the first round of action was a young fellow—whose father participated in the races 20-30 years ago.  It was a well attended debut for the minnow races,… Read More

  • Free-flowing through Pelican 

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:02am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City damsite project coming in focus Mill Pond water levels will be slowly drawn down this summer, as a prelude to the Pelican Rapids City dam river restoration project.  Based on the proposed timeline, dredging and construction will begin as the ground hardens in the fall. Construction and landscape plantings will proceed through spring and summer of 2022…. Read More

  • To catch a thief:

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:00am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Trail camera may have bagged suspect in Scambler Cemetery flower heist A “flower thief” may have been caught red-handed—thanks to an enterprising detective action by a local guy with a trail camera.  An area family, with connections to Tamarac Lake and Scambler Township, lost plants last year, which were stolen from the family’s Scambler Cemetery plots.  So… Read More

  • Blacktop timeline reconsidered

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Several lots considered for 2022 construction season An ambitious plan to surface Pelican Rapids school parking lots in the current 2021 construction season is probably an unrealistic time frame.  Meeting with the engineer and the school’s financial advisor June 7, the project is now decelerating—for construction in 2022.  Top priority are the two lots neighboring the football field… Read More

  • Good grief…Area support group survives pandemic  

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 8:59am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Support groups are great—but often relatively short-lived, as folks have their needs met and they move on. But there’s a Pelican Rapids area support group that has not only been well attended for four years—it even survived the pandemic. There’s usually about a dozen at each session. And—don’t get the impression it is all about sorrow… Read More

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