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  • Pelican Rapids firefighters answered 74 calls in 2019, throughout area

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 10:52am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A “crash course” on fires and firefighting was offered to Pelican Rapids City Council members, as the 2021 fire budget was reviewed July 28.  From training to equipment, the council learned inside information on the fire department—while approving a modest 1.85 percent increase in expenses for the 2021 contract year. In dollar figures, the 2021 budget… Read More

  • Crystal Lake’s Cal Larson may be oldest living state legislator

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 10:50am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    90th birthday gathering plans sidetracked by COVID-19 pandemic, but Larson looks ahead to 91 With his 90th birthday on August 10, Cal Lason is one of the oldest politicians around these parts.  From what the longtime, former lawmaker can determine, he may have the title “oldest living ex-legislator” in the state of Minnesota.  A Crystal Lake seasonal resident… Read More

  • Election 2020 City, school bd. candidates file in Pelican Rapids

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 10:48am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Four candidates have filed for two Pelican Rapids City Council seats, as the ballot begins to take shape for the Nov. 3 general election.  Meanwhile, seeking seats on the Pelican Rapids school board were three candidates, as of Tuesday morning, Aug. 11. Three, four-year seats will be on the ballot. Filing for re-election are Anne Peterson… Read More

  • Pelican council discusses staffing, hiring at city hall front office

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 11:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The hiring of a replacement staff position in the city hall front office prompted discussion at the July 28 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting. The utility clerk position was advertised over the past two weeks.  Councilman Steve Strand questioned whether the workload demanded a full-time staffer.  Further, if a staffer is hired, he suggested that the city consider… Read More

  • Pelican Rapids area Garden tour sites Aug. 8 range from Erhard to Pelican area to Cormorant

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:49am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Garden #1: Jess & Joe Shulstad 16367 450th St, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572 Jess & Joe live on the third generation operating farmstead established by the family back in 1960; however dates back into the 1880s. The pure magnitude of the repurposed projects are eye–catching. Along with the farm, they own Brown Eyed Susans & Heart O’… Read More

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