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  • Jazz Guitarist Briand Morrison performs in Pelican Rapids

    | Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:50am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    “Musical Impressions” is a tribute to artist George Morrison Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison performs “Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison” at Pelican Rapids Public Library on October 26 at 1 p.m. This multimedia program of live music and projected artwork honors the renowned 20th century abstract artist. Morrison plays 12 original compositions that accompany 128… Read More

  • Celebrating autumn for two decades

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 8:04pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Oktoberfest ‘dignitaries’ gather at Pelican Fire Dept. open house Oktoberfest royalty–past and present–gathered at the Pelican Rapids Fire Department Open House Oct. 11 during Oktoberfest. Seated, Little Mr. Oktoberfest Hunter Hanson, crowned for the second consecutive year; Torgen Hovey, Little Miss; Amanda Tweeton, Ms. Oktoberfest; and Jason Stetz, Mr. Oktoberfest. Middle row: Past Oktoberfest royalty, from left, Jeannie Hovland, Maxine Ballard, Bev Woessner and Laura Hagen. Back row: Trevor Steeves, Jim Hotzfield, Glenn Moerke, Ben Woessner and Everett Ballard. 2017… Read More

  • Pelican resident to get felony stricken–under good behavior

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 6:24pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Jose Eduardo Pantoja-Romero, 21, of Pelican Rapids, will have a felony charge for controlled substance in the fifth degree stricken from his record if he remains law abiding for five years under supervised probation. The court decision of Stay of Adjudication regarding Pantoja-Romero was announced in county court, Fergus Falls, on Sept. 18. He had pled guilty on April 17. The original charge dates back to… Read More

  • Patriotic program shared during ‘Salute Our Troops’

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 6:15pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


      An autumn “Salute to Our Troops” has become a tradition for the Pelican Rapids Oktoberfest. The festivities paused Oct. 13 for a quieter moment, as the Pelican Rapids Color Guard presented the flag, followed by the national anthem. Patriotic music was presented by singers Laura Hagen and Renee Fuchs–followed by remarks by retired Army National Guard Sgt. Mark Sjostrom. A Pelican Rapids native and 1975… Read More

  • Reflections on Charles Beck

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 5:32pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Late Otter Tail County artist influence, presence spanned from local students to upper midwest art galleries Reflections of renowned Otter Tail County artist Charles Beck, 94, who died on Sept. 12, come from a former student of Beck at Fergus Falls Community College, now part of M State. “He taught more than art. Mr. Beck taught us how to truly see things,” said Gail… Read More

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