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  • Pelican firefighters protect more than $1 billion in structures, property; year-round population upwards of 6,000

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:47pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Annual meeting with area townships at firehall Feb. 24 The annual opportunity for area township and city officials to meet with Pelican Rapids volunteer firefighters is Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Each year, Pelican Fire chief Trevor Steeves invites township officials to the fire hall.  The session is an opportunity to review the fire department budget and equipment purchases…. Read More

  • Diversity dinner features special guests Feb. 23

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:42pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The monthly Pelican Rapids Multi Cultural Committee Diversity Dinner is this coming Sunday, February 23 at 5:00 pm at the Pelican Library.  This is an important dinner, Otter Tail County has a long range planning committee and they are coming to talk about what we hope for the future of Otter Tail County.  They are… Read More

  • Move your car–or be towed…

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:36pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City ponders more ‘teeth’ to control random, extended parking in public lots By Louis Hoglund If you’re parking in a city-owned lot, you could be subject to being towed–if you’re obstructing driving lanes or impeding snow removal.  Parking issues have come to the forefront, in large part, because of two consecutive heavy snow winters. Snow has… Read More

  • New Pelican police contract ups benefits to all city employees

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:34pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Up to $1,000 per month now paid to city employee health insurance; 2020 pay hikes at 4 percent By Louis Hoglund A two year salary pact between the Pelican Rapids City Council and the union representing police officers was approved at the Feb. 11 city council meeting.  Key to the new contract is an increase in health… Read More

  • Cultural fair, ethnic diversity programs link Pelican to Frazee, Hawley, other schools

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:33pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Casting light on ethnic diversity, with Pelican Rapids at the center, has been an ongoing objective of an eight community program.  The effort will continue, with the “Achievement and Integration Plan” for 2020 to 2023. Generally, the  plan is aimed at increasing cultural fluency, competency and interaction.   Identified as a racially diverse district, Pelican Rapids is… Read More

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