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  • Seasoned veterans of backwoods snowmobile trails still sled–one at age 91

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 12:29pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


      This gang of oldtimers–ranging in age from 69 to 91–still take to the trails on their snowmobiles. These guys still ride about 150 miles a day, about three times a week, when snow conditions allow. Generally, they sled the trails in the Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes area–as far north as Pinehurst, and south to the Maplewood-Erhard area. Five… Read More

  • McDonald’s signs gone

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 11:43am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The McDonald’s restaurant in Pelican Rapids closed March 10, and will likely remain vacant for the immediate future. By Monday morning, March 12, crews from Indigo Sign Company were on site–removing McDonalds brand-related signage and exterior fixtures. The Park Region Cooperative Board of Directors met with McDonalds officials last week. Another meeting was slated Monday, as officials targeted equipment and… Read More

  • Snowy main street scenes from the past

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 10:19am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Do you remember when? March 2018 came in like a lion, and will presumably go out like a lamb. The snow and ice of early March prompted a look at the photo files for past snow scenes from Main Street Pelican. The above photo is labled, “After the Storm”, and is dated Feb. 23, 1922. Below,… Read More

  • Singer-songwriter Jason Gray concert in Pelican March 24

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 10:18am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Contemporary Christian artist among first concert venue events at new Pelican school auditorium Singer-songwriter Jason Gray will perform in Pelican Rapids March 24–in a concert that will be a “first” for the community, on several fronts. Well known on the Christian contemporary music scene, Gray’s appearance will be a first for the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes–as concert promoters. The event will also… Read More

  • Lake stewardship, preservation a ‘lake life’ theme for Jim Sugihara

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 9:47am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    At 99-years-young, retired NDSU Dean has demonstrated commitment to Pelican Lake By Kathy Borge Guest contributor Jim Sugihara knows lake life. He and his wife built on Pelican Lake in 1982 and he proudly calls it home – albeit spending the colder months in sunny Arizona. As the retired dean of the Graduate School at NDSU-Fargo and at 99-years old, Sugihara has seen a thing or two. Sugihara… Read More

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