• By narrow margin, voters approve school levy hike

    | Published on November 13, 2019 at 9:11am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    It was a narrow victory, but voters   approved a tax increase to support the financially stressed Pelican Rapids school district.   By only a 50 vote margin, “Yes” voters approved a levy to provide about $300,000 in additional operating revenue for the next ten years.  “We’re grateful that folks came out to vote, and we appreciate… Read More

  • In wake of library budget issue, council reviews board structure  

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 11:30am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City may name council member to regular post on library board The Pelican Rapids City Council dove into the books Oct. 29–the Pelican Rapids Public Library book depository, that is.  In a move to firm up the relationship and communication lines between the city and its library, a council appointment to the library board was proposed.  Hints that… Read More

  • Solar energy is idea for heat, electricity at proposed Pelican pool

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 11:19am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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     Renewable energy has been proposed for the new Pelican Rapids city swimming pool and water park.  The Pelican pool committee was inspired by the Parkers Prairie facility, which included an array of solar panels as a power source. The Parkers Prairie solar project for its pool was assisted by the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance.  The Pelican Pool… Read More

  • Pelican: Rural-country––but ‘tech-smart’  

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 10:03am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City learns more about ‘Smart Rural Community’ program; Arvig company  Pelican Rapids continues to bask in the limelight of being the only Minnesota community named  “Smart Rural” for 2019.   The distinction recognizes the advancement in technology and broadband access, which are key to growth and economic development.  Arvig was instrumental in applying for the “Smart Rural”… Read More

  • New Pelican homeowners invited

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 9:16am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    From free city sewer-water to grants and no-interest loans; Pelican city aims to lure homebuyers Dramatic new incentives to spur residential development are on the table in Pelican Rapids, for both new home construction and renovation of existing homes.  Businesses won’t be left out, either.  Similar financial encouragements are being considered for storefront enhancements.  From tax abatements to zero… Read More

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