• Business, property owners see jumps in Pelican tax values

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 1:45pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Three property owners spoke up at the Pelican Rapids city “Truth in Taxation” hearing Dec. 14.  That’s about three times the usual comments at the annual session, which has been state-mandated for more than 20 years. The meetings have been largely formalities—with nobody showing up. But with the city’s general fund budget up more than 16 percent,… Read More

  • Do You Remember When? … Wood-crafted holiday novelty made in Dalton, Minn. a Christmas curiosity

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 12:37pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The Christmas collectible from a bygone era is a pre-mass production seasonal item. The wooden tree creation isn’t made in China—it was made in Dalton, Minn., probably in a garage workshop.  Packaged in what appears to be a handcrafted wooden box, the gift is also well-labeled. Note the company, apparently “Finnish Things,” and the box number… Read More

  • King of Curling: Retiring vet is also a veteran curler—considered ‘Godfather’ of a couple generations of curling players from Pelican area

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 12:07pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Almost a Canadian, Dr. Mike Magnusson not only administered animal health in the Pelican Rapids area, he was also the “Johnny Appleseed” for curling.  The curious sport, especially popular in the northern tier of the state, and of course, Canada; was mostly a foreign concept down here.  But the Roseau kid, up near the Canadian border, grew… Read More

  • ‘Keep Pool Hall Open’ campaign a success

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 12:06pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Plight of old fashioned pool hall sparked nostalgic response Keep rackin’ ‘em up.  That was the resounding message to the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall gang, after they put out a fundraising plea and raffle ticket sale.  The “Keep the Pool Hall Open” campaign generated interest—and donations—from around the nation, based on contacts at the Pelican Rapids Press. Social… Read More

  • Christmas competition: Friendly Pelican inter-school rivalry delivers good cheer to food shelf

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 12:01pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    When it comes to cutthroat competition, its always refreshing when the “little guys” win.  When the young students at Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary School “out-collected” for the food shelf—the big guys at Pelican Rapids High School came in second-best.  But, it is all good—because in this friendly competition between under and upper class-persons—the ultimate winner was the… Read More

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