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  • Library air-handling upgrade paused for heat pump proposal from Otter Tail Power

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 9:14am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    After tentatively approving a $15,200 air handling system upgrade at the Pelican Rapids Public Library, the city council hit the pause button to look at another option. An Otter Tail Power representative read about the system overhaul, and contacted city hall—suggesting the city consider a heat pump solution. Costs are unknown at this stage, but Otter… Read More

  • Volunteer gardeners beautify city

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 9:13am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Garden season is here, including volunteer weed pullers at Pelican Rapids community gardens. Working the soil near Sherin Park under the “Adopt-A-Garden program is Amy King and Emma King and Richelle Richardson. This is their 2nd year of taking care of the flower bed near the swimming pool. PHOTOS COURTESY BONNIE DEL GRECO

  • Pelican High School Academic Awards – 2020

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 9:11am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    VALEDICTORIAN AWARD: Brianna Colosky SALUTATORIAN AWARD: Madeline Guler (7) Students maintaining a 4.0 grade point average this year are: Grade 7 – Anna Roisum Grade 8 – Grade 9 – Janae LaFerriere Grade 10 – Viktoria Stephenson Grade 11 – Weston Funk, Greta Tollefson Grade 12 – Brianna Colosky, Madeline Guler Academics, Arts, Athletics Award… Read More

  • High groundwater delays Colony apartment project; may cost $64,000

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 8:48am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    High groundwater has caused a delay in the Colony Apartments construction. Wells are being developed to de-water the site, but it could be a $64,000 expense—which the city is responsible to cover. Progress on the complex, which is taking shape on the west side of Pelican Rapids along 108, has been delayed since the unforeseen condition surfaced,… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 8:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Unusual collection of photos offer glimpse of life in early Pelican Rapids The envelope was labeled Michael Blake, St. Maries, Idaho. Enclosed were a handful of remarkable photos, and a letter from Debby Blake. We have no idea on the dates, but with more research time, we could probably narrow it down. But the photos are all believed… Read More

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