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  • Dollar General coming to Pelican

    | Published on July 17, 2018 at 8:33pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Pelican Rapids will become “dollar central” of the area–with another dollar store planning to open its doors as early as autumn 2018. “Dollar General” will be opening one of its 15,000 stores in Pelican–across Highway 59 from the Pelican school football field and baseball park. The lot has been cleared of trees, and heavy equipment is preparing the site for construction. The store… Read More

  • Readers seek input on ‘mystery’ objects from bygone days…

    | Published on July 17, 2018 at 8:21pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Do you remember when? While inspecting a new riverfront property, Dawn Lysaker and her sons came across this object when the river level was very low last fall. This metal object measures 12” x 17” x 3⁄4” “Any ideas as to what it was or used for?” asks Dawn Lysaker. If you have any ideas, please email Louis Hoglund, managing editor: news@pelicanrapidspress.com or phone 218-863-1421. Another tool from… Read More

  • Delivery truck mishap downs three power poles; shuts down electricity in south Pelican

    | Published on July 17, 2018 at 7:46pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Pelican Rapids was preparing for the busy Pelican Fest weekend when power went out for businesses and residents on most of the south side of the city. A delivery truck to a residence caught a cable and snapped off two power poles at the base; and pulled a third pole to a 45 degree angle. Minnesota Power crews responded within minutes, and power was… Read More

  • Pelican city hall renovation to proceed

    | Published on July 17, 2018 at 7:44pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Unexpected structure deficiencies; asbestos removal prompt council to scale back–leaving future development of upper level in doubt Facing cost overruns of as much as 20 percent on the city hall renovation project, the city council voted July 10 to eliminate the fire safety sprinkler system. Councilmembers have been stuck between a rock and a hard place on the project, originally bid at… Read More

  • August primary election includes 3-way Otter Tail county board, sheriff race

    | Published on July 17, 2018 at 5:10pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Erickson, Johnson, Gontarek square off for board seat serving greater Pelican area The 2018 primary election will have strong local and area importance. Voters will go to area precincts on August 14–with a choice of three Otter Tail County sheriff candidates and three county board candidates. County Commissioner Wayne Johnson, who serves West Otter Tail County and the greater Pelican Rapids area, is being… Read More

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