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  • Pelican skate rink seeing higher level of use this season

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:28pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids area kids­–and adults–have apparently discovered the joys of ice skating.  Between poor ice conditions and freeze-thaw cycles of recent years, Pelican city crews started to question whether flooding and maintaining a local skating rink was cost-effective.  “It has been so slow some years, we questioned whether it was worth it,” said Brian Olson, parks and… Read More

  • ‘Big John’ takes big step into pizza business  

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:25pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pizzeria owners a family business in the truest sense By Louis Hoglund The new pizzeria owner in Pelican Rapids has a name, a logo, and a signature menu feature to match the guy:  Big John.   “Big John” LaFerriere, and family took over Pelican Pizza earlier in February.  The new logo, a husky Pelican–with eyeglasses–was adapted from… Read More

  • Pigeon enthusiasts may need permit; meet conditions for backyard hobby

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:22pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund As the old line goes: It’s difficult to soar with the eagles, when you’re working with a bunch of … pigeons.   Hobby racing pigeon owners  a couple months asked the city council to relax the city ordinance to allow backyard bird coops. Councilmembers have been open to changes in the city law, which… Read More

  • Pelican selected to ‘pilot’ new School/Pay

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:11pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A new “School/Pay” agreement, with new efficiency features for parents, families, and the school business office, will be a pilot project.  Pelican was chosen for the pilot out of some 90 districts, reported school business manager Rudy Martinez at the Feb. 10 Pelican school board meeting.  In addition to easing credit card use for school lunch and… Read More

  • Preventing diabetes: Special informational session Feb. 25 at Pelican Sanford Health

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:11pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Diabetes prevention is the focus of an informational session coming up at the Pelican Rapids Sanford Health clinic. The program was developed by the Center for Disease Control and is evidence-based proven to help prevent development of diabetes, noted Rita Cowie, manager at the Pelican Rapids clinic, located east of the Pelican Rapids Post Office on… Read More

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