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  • Cars parking into the horizon reflect scope of Erhard’s ‘biggest little’ 4th of July parade

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:37am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Erhard’s claim as the “biggest little town 4th of July celebration” is evident in this photo. An Otter Tail County deputy directs traffic in the background, as crowds of pedestrians make their way to the festivities in the park. Note the cars parked along Highway 24, nearly a half-mile long, east of the community.  There were four… Read More

  • Pelican VFW, Legion honor guard earns special thanks from Erhard veterans memorial group

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:33am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids American Legion and VFW Posts color guard received a special thank you from the Erhard All Veterans Memorial committee.   Pictured foreground left, Gene Nygaard, one of the four main volunteers that raised funds for the Erhard memorial–which features flagpoles for all branches of the service, plus Old Glory, the Minnesota state flag… Read More

  • Lida Farm near Pelican honored as Agriculture Water Quality Certified Farm

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:31am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Ryan Pesch, Pelican Rapids, was recently recognized by the West Otter Tail Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the MN Department of Agriculture for meeting the standards of Minnesota’s Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).   The certification represents an acknowledgement of the outstanding attention to water quality related management that Ryan is doing in his… Read More

  • Minnow race season underway in Pelican

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:29am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnow races are every Tuesday in Peterson Park, just east of the Pelican Rapids Visitor Information offices.  Registration opens at 10 a.m. and races start at 10:30 hosted by the Park Board.  For the July 2 races, more than 60 kids came out for the event. 

  • Love of cars spans generations at Cruisers annual display of classics

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:18am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    One of the fun aspects of the Lake Country Cruisers annual car show is to see father-son projects.  This was a 3 generation project started with Harold Osten and David, who was 14 at the time.  Later Phillip (David’s son) began the labor of love on this beautiful 1954 Ford F100.  Phillip said he took it to prom… Read More

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