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  • New officer Schell works Lida Twsp. election precinct

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 2:15pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Lida Township Board member Dan Schell greeted voters Nov. 3.  He’s the newest member of the board, and already he’s worked both a primary and general election as a precinct judge.  Schell replaced 11-year board member, the late Al Schierman, who didn’t seek re-election in early 2020. A Pelican native and local graduate in the late 1950s,… Read More

  • The History of Veterans Day  

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 2:11pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What’s more, some Americans don’t know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It’s imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so… Read More

  • Veterans Day – November 11 Honoring all who served

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 2:10pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Stroms of Pelican Lake area recognized for patriotic flag display  VFW honor goes to family with extensive military service record A tidy display of Old Glory in the Pelican Lake area earned Norman and Vickie Strom honors recently.  The Pelican Rapids VFW Post 5252 “Patriotic Citizen Award” is an ongoing program, recognizing folks who attractively–and properly–display the… Read More

  • Pelican’s Westby first U of M Med School chair in justice, equity, diversity

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 1:45pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is excited to announce the creation of the Josie Robinson Johnson Endowed Chair in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and to appoint Andrea Westby, MD, as the inaugural holder.  This chair honors the significant and ongoing contributions of civil rights activist and community… Read More

  • Car thief arrested after fleeing from cops

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 1:32pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Sheriff deputies, on Oct. 27, arrested a man north of Fergus Falls after fleeing from law enforcement for 1.5 miles. Arrested and later charged with a felony of receiving/possessing a stolen vehicle was Jason Meek, 34, of Fergus Falls. Meek also faces charges of fleeing from law enforcement in a motor vehicle and criminal damage to property. The… Read More

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