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  • Lefse Capital U.S.A. 

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:12am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Lotsa lefse in the Pelican neighborhood Dec. 7; more on the way Dec. 14, at Faith church ‘Baking Extravaganza’ Let’s proclaim the Pelican Rapids area as the “Lefse Capital of Minnesota…or maybe the Western Hemisphere.”  Why not?   At least, during a few days in December.  As one of the “most Norwegian” pockets of Minnesota back in the late… Read More

  • Kung Fu inspiration: “…Will you walk with me, Grasshopper?”  

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:04am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    ‘Tire Guy’ with unlikely nickname inspired by Oriental mystic-priest is ‘at one with the wheel’ … and expects to continue spiritual quest for knowledge, perfection and balance–as soon as he recovers from a bit of a health challenge By Louis Hoglund When it comes down to high profile characters in the tire business,  Pelican Rapids area… Read More

  • It’s no secret, Ripley lefse always in high holiday demand

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:00am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican seniors sell premium, local, homemade treat They’ve shipped their made-from-scratch lefse across the nation.  They shipped nearly 100 pounds to the Pelican Rapids Senior Citizen Center on Friday.  By early afternoon Saturday, Dec. 7, it vanished from the counter.  John and Carol Ripley’s renowned lefse was the marquis merchandise at the annual “Lefse Day & Bake Sale”… Read More

  • City pledges $1.1 million to Pelican water park project

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 8:57am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican Rapids City Council made a seven-figure commitment to a new municipal swimming pool and water park.   But, at the same time, council members encouraged the pool committee to continue its diligent effort to raise funds through grants, donations, and other sources.  At an estimated cost of $3.8 million, it is probably the largest single parks-recreation-related… Read More


    | Published on December 4, 2019 at 11:00am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Grade 12 – A Riley Berg Brianna Colosky Oscar Diaz Alyce Erdman Madeline Guler Lul Hassan Emma Haugrud Tyler Haugrud Abdifitah Isse Ellie Johnson Nicole Martinez Kirby Nelson Ryley Paulson Logan Petznick Timothy Rustand Jenna Stetz Abigail Syverson Alan Villagomez Emily Vo Grade 12 – B Amina Ahmed Issadin Ahmed Fardowsa Ali Noah Ballard Maxwel Dykhoff JeNae… Read More

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