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  • Downtown Pelican street work stressing out merchants, as holiday shopping underway

    | Published on November 21, 2019 at 9:48am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Strand Nov. 22-23 grand opening on as planned, ample parking on west side of business district By Louis Hoglund Pelican Rapids downtown businesses are scambling to adapt to an unexpected street repair–as the holiday shopping season ramps up.  Merchants were caught unaware, when MnDOT officials and crews showed up this week–shutting down parking and diverting traffic lanes. … Read More

  • Strand offered heartfelt welcome to ‘new guy in town’

    | Published on November 20, 2019 at 11:00am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Author’s note: I was fortunate to have known Truman Strand. He was one of the first non-turkey plant people I met when I first moved to Pelican Rapids. I felt like an outsider in town back then… until one day I went to the hardware store.  Truman waited on me and asked me if I was… Read More

  • Community ‘thanks’ service is Nov. 24

    | Published on November 20, 2019 at 10:53am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A celebration of Thanksgiving service and music event will also be a showcase of the Pelican Rapids Fine Arts Auditorium.  It is also a new direction for the Pelican Rapids ministerium, which includes pastors from nearly all Pelican area churches.   The ministerium Thanksgiving service is not new, but the date and the location are new.  Also,… Read More

  • Native American performer, educator brings inspirational message to Pelican

    | Published on November 20, 2019 at 10:52am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Navajo artist and multicultural educator Dennis Rogers made his third appearance in about ten years at the Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary School. Rogers accompanies his inspirational messages about bullying and other topics for young people with Native American costume, music and dance. Pictured here, students enjoying the program, with Rogers in full Native costume. Also,… Read More

  • Financial outlook guarded, but improving at Pelican schools  

    | Published on November 20, 2019 at 10:51am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The financial outlook is expected to slowly improve with the voters’ recent approval of about $300,000 a year in additional operating revenue.  That money won’t be coming in until the 2020-21 fiscal year. In the meantime, strategies are being put into place to control expenses, monitor purchases, tighten accounting controls and bolstering reserve funds.   “We dug… Read More

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