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  • European history buffs preserve legacy of Army nurses

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 10:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Young historian from Czech Republic makes contact, sends special package to Pelican’s well known World War II U.S. Army nurse veteran Marcy Korda The history of nurses who served in World War II is kept alive by a group of women in eastern Europe.  A surprise package was received locally, by World War II Army nurse Marcy… Read More

  • Classic autos, owners honored at Cruisers show

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 10:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Nearly 200 cars were entered in the 26th annual Pelican “Cars in the Park” July 10, hosted by the Lake Country Cruisers. Pictured here, the group of winners in the popular vote by the public.  Winning the young adult honors were Hunter Tenneson, with his Dodge, and Adam Hoover, with his Jeep, pictured.  Winning the Al and Jerry… Read More

  • Farmer markets in downtown Pelican now up to 11 vendors

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:54am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The “Local Foods, Local Places” initiative in Pelican Rapids is bearing fruit—and vegetables and other stuff.  The weekly downtown Farmers Market, which debuted in late June, now has about 11 vendors—with more likely on the way as harvest season nears.  “The market is doing a decent volume for a town this size,” said Emily Reno, coordinator of… Read More

  • Multicultural ‘Friendship Potlucks’ return to Pelican July 25

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:40am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Joan Ellison, Pelican Multicultural Committee  In 2018, the Pelican Rapids Multicultural Committee began an experiment which became a tradition – diversity dinners at the Library on the last Sunday of the month.  Like a traditional Minnesota pot luck, people brought food from home to share – some even brought a hot dish or Jello, but others brought… Read More

  • Pelican city hears legislative report

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:38am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Transportation funding was one of the “success stories” of the 2021 Minnesota State Legislative session.  That was the report from Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, who paid a visit at the Pelican Rapids City Council meeting July 13.  “There’s a lot of funding for local roads and bridges,” said the Alexandria Republican State Senator. “Things are going well with infrastructure.”… Read More

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