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  • COVID-19: How are we doing?

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 1:28pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Recent data: Minnesota cases rise—well below the Dakotas, but far above Maine  By Dave Ellison, Guest Contributor  COVID-19: How Are We Doing? The answer, of course, like most things is a good news/bad news sort of thing.  Let’s start with the bad.  New cases in Minnesota are at an all-time high. Epidemiologists use new cases per 100,000 to measure the speed… Read More

  • Pelican area refuses to let COVID make it a ‘Blue Christmas’

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 1:26pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Christmas traditions won’t entirely go by the wayside during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.  A number of holiday events will continue this year, though with adaptations and some schedule changes  So far, here are a few of the festive events that have been confirmed.  Detailed information is pending, and will be advertised and published in the Pelican… Read More

  • Maplewood open during deer hunt

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 1:02pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A special deer hunt will be held on November 7 – November 10, at Maplewood State Park to control the deer population and protect natural resources.  The park will remain open to visitors, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources advises visitors to wear blaze orange or blaze pink if they plan to be in the… Read More

  • Vehicles totaled near Vergas

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 12:48pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported that two vehicles were totaled in a roadway crash at 10:06 a.m. on Oct. 25 on Highway 17 northwest of Vergas. “Fortunately, there were no injuries,” said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. He said that a west-bound pickup lost control on icy roads and crossed the highway into the path of an… Read More

  • ‘Old Trapper’ Bob Bowers contemplates strategy for nabbing big Pelican cat

    | Published on November 4, 2020 at 12:47pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Even a veteran trapper and outdoorsman like Bob Bowers isn’t sure how to deal with a potential problem cougar. Perhaps the most experienced trapper in the Pelican Rapids area, including extensive nuisance beaver work for the DNR and many other area townships and agencies, but Bowers has never gone after a big cat.  Hopefully, he won’t need to. … Read More

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