• Newly ordained…and new to Pelican’s ‘clocktower’ church

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 10:52am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Clergy from around region on hand for Rev. Ohman ceremony at Pelican’s historic Faith Lutheran There was a time that Alex Ohman contemplated a future as a Catholic priest.  Instead, he followed a similar, but Protestant, path and became a Lutheran minister. His ordination was Jan. 10, surrounded by other Lutheran clergy and parishioners at his new—and first—church,… Read More

  • Help wanted: ‘Smokestack Chaser’ for Pelican

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 9:55am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Economic development boss is major city initiative for year 2022 The new year will launch a new initiative and a position for the city of Pelican Rapids. “Smokestack-chaser.”  That is a “slang” description that has sometimes been applied to economic development positions. For the first time ever, Pelican will be hiring one individual to focus entirely on… Read More

  • Fire calls set record in 2021 

    | Published on January 5, 2022 at 10:12am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Medical, ambulance assist calls push Pelican firefighters to more than 100 responses A record number of calls were reported in 2021, with the Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department being dispatched 101 times.  Oddly enough—a large share of the calls had nothing to do with flames. The previous annual record was 88 calls, and an average total is between… Read More

  • Faith Church ‘bakery’ does brisk business

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 1:54pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    21st annual holiday extravaganza hosted PHOTOS BY LOUIS HOGLUND Inventory isn’t a precise endeavor for the Faith Lutheran Church “Holiday Baking Extravaganza” crew. How many baked goodies at the Dec. 18 event?  Well…Dozens of dozens; multiply by dozens; add bulk-rate lefse; plus rosettes…carry the 1…add krumkake… “…Thousands…”  That’s about as close as it gets, mathematically.  But a per-piece count doesn’t matter… Read More

  • Hwy 59,108 costs to be zeroed in early 2022

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 1:48pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The pace has picked up for the planning and design of the Highway 59 and 108 reconstruction project in Pelican Rapids.  Though two years away, the 2024-25 project has moved into high gear at the engineer drafting tables and computers.  A big step in the near future is a cost-sharing agreement between the city and MnDOT. The… Read More

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