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  • 2022 round of Oktoberfest grants pending, applications for projects accepted to March 21

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 7:48am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The 2022 round of grants for improvements and beautifications in Pelican and Erhard is underway. Awarding grants for projects ranging from park benches to landscaping are an annual ritual—with the Oktoberfest committee making the awards. One of the most visible projects funded by Oktoberfest proceeds is the Veterans Memorial Park in Pelican Rapids, but there have… Read More

  • Corrections… January 27, 2022

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 7:48am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Precinct caucuses Feb. 1 A reference to the date of the political party precinct caucuses was incorrect in the Jan. 20 Pelican Rapids Press.  The caucuses will be Feb. 1, 7 p.m.  For Pelican Rapids and nearby township precincts, the site for the DFL caucus is 7 p.m. at the Pelican Rapids Public Library.  Republican caucus location is 7… Read More

  • Federal funds will flow to replace lead pipes – What it means for Pelican is unknown

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 7:47am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Minnesota is expected to receive $43 million annually to replace lead water lines, under the massive federal infrastructure bill. What this means for smaller cities like Pelican Rapids is uncertain. In fact, the amount of lead running under Pelican Rapids is unknown.  “As part of this program, we’re supposed to identify where the lead services are…We just… Read More

  • Do You Remember When? Class of 1966 was all smiles for summer reunion

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 7:43am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Do you remember this bunch from Pelican’s past—and present?  This distinguished group of Pelican Rapids High School Graduates convened at the famous “Pelican Rapids Pool Hall” for a reunion in 2021.  We didn’t get name identifications for this gang from the Class of 1966, but if there’s any readers out there patient enough—and brave enough—to tackle the… Read More

  • Crane Johnson lumber sold to N. Dakota firm

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 6:58am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican lumber yard is among oldest continually operating businesses in community, dating back 90 years One of the longest continuously operating businesses in Pelican Rapids, Crane Johnson Lumber, has been sold to new owners.  Pelican, along with locations in Perham, Fargo and Mayville, have been sold to Miller Holdings. The Pelican operation dates back about a century,… Read More

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