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  • Veterans band performs two concerts in Pelican March 28

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 11:00am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Red River Valley Veterans Band will again be including Pelican Rapids performances on the spring tour, March 28 at Pelican Valley Senior Living and at the VFW Club.   The concert at Pelican Valley is set for about 6:45 p.m.; followed by an 8:15 program at the VFW club.  The band’s fundamental mission is… Read More

  • City swim pool committee reorganizing

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids swimming pool committee has been revived, and will be picking up on the work done by the previous committee in 2016.  Reporting on the newly re-formed committee at the March 12 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting was Kate Woolever-Martinez. Membership on the committee includes Irina Arntson, Amanda Backstrom, Mark  Dokken, Dave Gottenborg, Jackie… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:58am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A view of the school campus in the 1920s Here’s a view of Pelican Rapids –without snow on the streets, and bicycles lining the school house sidewalk.  This image of the school complex, before even the auditorium was built later in the 1920s, is dated about 1922, probably fall, based on the bare trees.  

  • Condemning the rich overlooks donations to necessary non-profits

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:54am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It so irritates me how easy it is for some people, particularly politicians, to condemn the rich and express their opinions that we need to tax the rich more.  A few weeks ago, I finished radiation treatments at the Fergus Falls Cancer Research Center.  I remember walking into the research center, with some trepidation, and… Read More

  • A decision for the century…

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:53am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Should nostalgia and a ‘Baby Boomer’ sense of entitlement be the driving force in discussions of the Pelican city dam?   “Nostalgia” is a key, underlying issue with the discussion of the  Pelican Rapids city dam.  Should it stay? Or should it go? I’ve been very conscious in sympathizing with the sentiment and emotion of Baby Boomers… Read More

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