• Row, row, row you Gophs…

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 10:46am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican student athlete takes up the oars, to cruise not-so-gently down the stream for U of M Gophers  From dribbling a basketball to gripping a boat oar, a Pelican Rapids graduate and multi-sport athlete has found a new game. Joining the rowing team at the University of Minnesota, Anna Stephenson has been part of a different crew… Read More

  • $30 million-plus in Pelican area public works—over 4 years

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 10:14am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    County garage, roadwork, swim pool, dam, Pelican-Maplewood trail, school parking lots will funnel big bucks into Pelican area 2022-25 With a long list of public works plans, projects; Pelican will be something of a lake county “boom town” for near future… Otter Tail County’s plans for a new, regional highway department building in Pelican Rapids include connection… Read More

  • Do You Remember When? New pastor at famous ‘clocktower’ church steps into a historic realm of timekeepers, ‘steeplejacks’ and local Scandinavian-Lutheran heritage

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 1:11pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    It was always a spectator event when the “steeplejacks” came to town.  The Pelican Rapids Press carefully enlarged this photo of work being completed on the town’s famous “Church with the Clocktower.” See if you can find the number of “steeplejack” workers on the building in this photo–date unknown, but probably prior to 1920, at Faith… Read More

  • New, improved look for Pelican is as simple as good, old blacktop

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 12:39pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    School board OKs finance package for parking lots Modernization isn’t always a matter of computers and high technology.  In the case of Pelican Rapids, a giant leap forward is as simple as parking lots—with genuine, hard, plowable surfaces. Pelican’s streets aren’t paved with gold—yet, anyway. But for school maintenance crews, black asphalt will suit them just fine;… Read More

  • Erhard plans take shape

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 11:06am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With engaged council, new park board; visions for Erhard include future community center A new park board, a new skating rink, potentially new visions for the future have been taking shape in Erhard over the past year. Brand new is a skating rink on city park land—which has been under-utilized, so far, thanks to winter storms and… Read More

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