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  • Heavy construction has boosted Pelican city water sales

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 10:51am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Gallon pricing policy updated for more balanced rates for small, large buyers Water use has shown an increase this summer, as road contractors and builders have filled up tanks for construction-related water use. That was the report from Pelican Rapids city public works chief Brian Olson, at the Aug. 8 city council meeting. The city’s fees for selling… Read More

  • Two auction purchases reflect two different pasts–one for the ‘leisure’ crowd on the lake; one a life-saver for underground coal miners

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 10:46am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Do you remember when? Here are two collectibles, representing two entirely differently facets of life in the past. One a remnant of a working man’s life below ground; and one an item purely recreational for the “liesure” set. Finding these items at auction sales was the resident collector at the Pelican Rapids Press offices–Cindy Hensch, advertising… Read More

  • Lake Lida may follow Pelican Lake with improvement district

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 10:40am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Taxing authority would advance Lida water quality efforts Lake Lida property owners may follow in the footsteps of those on Pelican Lake, by forming a “Lake Improvement District.” Three representatives from the Lake Lida Property Owners Association paid a fact finding visit to the Pelican Group of Lakes Improvement District (PGOLID) annual meeting August 12. One of… Read More

  • Return of the Lake Lida 1948 monster sturgeon

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 10:27am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Campaign launched to create replica of one of state’s most famous fish   Lake sturgeon, Minnesota’s largest fish, is returning to Otter Tail County waters through reintroduction programs that started 20 years ago. And, the county’s most famous sturgeon will be returning to Pelican Rapids–in the form of a mounted specimen which will hang on the… Read More

  • Pelican dam draw-down exposes mass of zebra mussels

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 10:04am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Invasive mussels, ‘water weeds’ discussed at Pelican Lake district annual meeting The invasion of zebra mussels to the Pelican Lake and Pelican River waterways is not news, as the species has been with us for a decade. But the draw-down of the pond behind the Pelican Rapids dam brought the ugliness into full focus. With the… Read More

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