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  • Looking back­–and ahead–at the Pelican Rapids schools

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:55am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Veteran members reflect as torch passed to new shool board members The Pelican Rapids School Board is facing a range of challenges in he coming months–and years. The board convened with three new faces for the new year on Jan. 7, following the November 2018 election: Brittany Dokken, Greg Larson and Brenda Olson.  Rounding out the board… Read More

  • Deep sea theme will highlight family movie night Feb. 1

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:43am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The next Free Family Movie Night sponsored by Pelican Rapids Community Education will be Friday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. at the high school fine arts auditorium.  Doors will open at 6:30 and there will be free shark masks available for kids to decorate–corresponding the theme with the movie.  There will also be elementary student artwork on… Read More

  • Pelican council sets meeting time a half-hour earlier

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:42am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Meeting times for the Pelican Rapids City Council will shift back to 4:30 p.m. The New Year decision to convene meetings a half-hour earlier was made at the Jan. 8 Pelican city council session. Regular City Council meetings are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The start times of the meetings have been discussed on and… Read More

  • New school board meets for first 2019 session

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:37am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids School Board started the new year with three new board members, and three new officers.  Joining the board for the Jan. 7 meeting were newlyelected members Brittany Dokken, Greg Larson and Brenda Olson.  Elected chairman for 2019 was Jon Karger.  Vice chairman is Mike Forsgren.  Elected treasurer was Dokken; and Anne Peterson… Read More

  • Downtown snow removal petition discussed by Pelican council

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:35am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Snow removal became a downtown Pelican Rapids issue, with three snow events over five days–in the midst of the recent holiday season.  Signatures representing about 25 downtown businesses were presented to the city–asking for daytime removal of snow, in an effort to speed the process after substantial snowstorms.  The council has been somewhat divided in… Read More

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