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  • Pelican Valley board aims at resolving differences

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:47am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Strategic plan, open communications sought as board faces financial, operational issues By Louis Hoglund Peace and harmony were, in part, the motivation for a special meeting called April 9 by the Pelican Valley Hospital District Board. On short notice, the session was called for an informal discussion about issues that have exposed a significant division among board members. … Read More

  • How Does Your GARDEN GROW: NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S FLOWER

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:45am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Bev Johnson Otter Tail County Master Gardner Petunia’s granny had windowsills full of plants, many of them African violets. To a small girl, it looked like a jungle and she wanted no part of it. She liked things neat and tidy and granny’s plants were anything but. Petunia is a bit of a snob and… Read More

  • New officer joins Pelican PD 

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:34am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The new full-time Pelican Rapids Police Officer was introduced at the April 8 Pelican Rapid City Council meeting. Pictured here with Police Chief Jeff Stadum is Jared Schlomann, a recent graduate of the Alexandria law enforcement program. Schlomann is a native of Butterfield, a small community in southwest Minnesota.  In other news from the police… Read More

  • Otter Tail County lake testing volunteers to gather April 25

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:30am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The April meeting of the Otter Tail Coalition of Lake Associations is aimed at those who take water samples on the lakes. Participants can  pick up equipment, and  RMB Lab representatives and COLA Board members led by Russ Severson will be at the City of Ottertail Community Center on Thursday, April 25, from 5:00 to 7… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:30am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Grina boys evidently hung up the plow in Norwegian Grove Township; moved to town; and became Pelican retailers Our occasional publication of township maps from 1884 has generated quite a bit of comment.   Recently, Norwegian Grove and Scambler maps were published–including the farm and parcel owners names at the time.   Contacting us was Bob… Read More

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