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  • Apparent burglary attempt damages Pass It On Thrift Store shed door

    | Published on October 21, 2020 at 9:24am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    An apparent break-in attempt at the Pass It On Ministry Thrift Store was unfortunate. But on the other hand, viewing it from the bright side, it is probably only the second burgarly attempt in more than 15 years. In terms of small business break-ins, that’s a pretty good record said Police Chief Jeff Stadum. One… Read More

  • Flag burning-disposal ceremony held by VFW

    | Published on October 21, 2020 at 9:23am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    More than 500 flags were burned, in a proper disposal ceremony conducted by the Pelican Rapids VFW Post 5252. Prior to the burning, Post representatives performed a ceremony and prayer. The event took place at Rudy Butenas’ house with 10 in attendance, including VFW member Jim Clemenson pictured here. If anyone has a flag that… Read More

  • Riverfront land ownership to be reviewed as Pelican dam project gears up

    | Published on October 21, 2020 at 9:22am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican, Bucks Mill projects could create 100 miles of natural, free flowing river With about $1.8 million in state funds approved, the early stages of the Pelican Rapids city dam project are underway. The funds are from the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage program, funded by the Clean Water, Land and Minnesota Legacy Amendment. The dam project will remove… Read More

  • New co-op manager

    | Published on October 21, 2020 at 9:17am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Walker native Todd Schultz trades northwoods lake country for prairie lakes in position with Park Region Park Region Cooperative kept operations “in the family,” in a sense, when the operation hired a new manager. Todd Schultz is in the process of taking over for Greg Larson, at the co-op convenience store and propane operation. Todd’s wife, Val,… Read More

  • 2 Pelican classes quarantined

    | Published on October 21, 2020 at 9:14am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    County cases moving upward, as Otter Tail County schools gear for more ‘distance learning’ Two Pelican Rapids elementary school classes, plus three school staff, are in quarantine. A student was confirmed positive with the coronavirus on Oct. 16. Two days later, another grade school pupil was confirmed. As a result, 37 Pelican Viking school students are out, reported… Read More

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