• Coffee pot dusted off as Pool Hall Gang re-opens Pelican ‘adult day care center’

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:37am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Let it be known: The Pelican Rapids “adult day care center” is again open for business.  After a long shutdown during the pandemic, the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall reopened April 1—and this was no April Fool’s Joke. The coffee was on by about 7 a.m., and many of the regular gang began shuffling in within the… Read More

  • Soccer’s back this summer in Pelican

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:00am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican Rapids was well on its way to a reputation as “Soccer Town, Heartland, USA,” when the 2020 pandemic hit.  Now 2021. Vaccinations are mounting. Our world becoming less—abnormal.  And…soccer’s back.  Plans for the revival of the popular Pelican Rapids soccer league were outlined for the Pelican Rapids City Council March 30. Pelican Rapids United Soccer Association is… Read More

  • ‘Righting the financial ship’

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 8:59am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Growing reserve funds are bolstering Pelican schools through pandemic—and beyond Cautiously optimistic, the Pelican Rapids School Board added staff, while still rebuilding reserve funds.  One full-time elementary school position will be added, next school year­–with the objective of lowering class sizes. With a predicted uptick in kindergarten enrollment, the move would realign teaching staff to reduce class… Read More

  • ‘Old hippie’ of Crystal Lake area gone—hardly forgotten 

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:03am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Dale Leingang known locally as gardener, good neighbor—who lived life on his own terms A classic 1960s father-son standoff over long hair brought Dale Leingang to the rural Pelican Rapids area 40 some years ago. In February, the “old hippie” died at age 70. Leingang was one of those local characters that lived an “off the beaten… Read More

  • Section champs…again! 

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 8:52am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Lady Vikings victorious over Fergus Falls for second straight year, earning trip to state tourney Grandstands half empty, the pandemic lowered the temp and reduced the fever of March Madness–somewhat.  Pelican Rapids basketball fans were fewer in number—but as loud and proud as ever March 25. The Lady Vikings stunned the Fergus Falls Otters for the second consecutive… Read More

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