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  • Wind-Solar project in Pelican Lake Area cancelled by Lake Region Electric co-op

    | Published on December 14, 2017 at 10:46am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Under pressure from residents in the Pelican Lake area, Lake Region Electric Cooperative has cancelled the solar-wind project­­–which was proposed at a site between Pelican Lake and Lake Lizzie. A public hearing had been scheduled on the project, which included a 486 foot tall wind turbine, was scheduled at Dunn Town Hall Dec. 18. Following is… Read More

  • ‘Wild west’ oil patch cop now area game warden

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 2:34pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Bill Landmark is new DNR conservation officer for Pelican lakes area; Dent; Maplewood State Park From oil patch cop to game warden, Bill Landmark has gained a wide range of law enforcement experience in a fairly short career. As the new DNR conservation officer for the Pelican Rapids area, Landmark’s first deer hunting season was considerably calmer than one Saturday night in Watford City. He was one of… Read More

  • Solar-wind plan for Pelican-Lizzie Lake area Dec. 18 at Dunn Town

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 2:30pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With two Dunn officials connected to project; eventual vote may come down to three of five board members The wind turbine and solar project, which was relocated from Scambler to Dunn Township, will be the topic of a public hearing Dec. 18, 7 p.m. at the Dunn Town Hall. The alternative energy installation, which is essentially identical to the one… Read More

  • Off the road…

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 2:23pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Friendly UPS man to retire after 20 years on Pelican lakes area route –always delivering the goods with a smile   In road miles, he’s driven from the moon and back nearly three times. Along the way, he‘s been chased by ornery turkeys; nagged by roaming pigs and billy goats and dodged dashing deer, badgers, coyotes, bobcats and other critters. Over nearly four decades of… Read More

  • Can you identify 1953 Pelican Viking young men of the gridiron?

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 2:04pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Do you remember when? Calling on 1950s Pelican Rapids High School graduates…this photo landed in our office, with virtually no information except for the 1953 imprinted on the football, foreground. If you can identify some of the players, or the coach, please email Louis Hoglund, managing editor, at newsprpress@loretel.net Mail: Box 632, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

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