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  • Air bus replaced for Pelican Fire fleet

    | Published on September 11, 2019 at 9:22am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    A new “air bus” will also be added to the Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department arsenal, following recent approval by the Pelican Rapids City Council.  The purchase will not increase the department’s budget, or result in a tax increase.  The money will come from the existing capital purchase budget, explained Fire Chief Trevor Steeves.  The bus, which… Read More

  • Pelican Fire Dept. budget down nearly 3 percent for 2020

    | Published on September 11, 2019 at 9:20am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Budgeting started–and finished–early for the Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department.  For 2020, the budget is actually projected to be down from 2019–from $256,977 to $249,977.  The budget won preliminary approval from the Pelican Rapids City Council last month.  The percentage reduction is about 2.76 percent.  The biggest factor in reducing projected expenses is an approximate $6,000 reduction in… Read More

  • New pumper-tanker ready to roll for Pelican firefighters

    | Published on September 11, 2019 at 9:20am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Firehall open house will feature new equipment October 9 By Louis Hoglund The newest addition to the Pelican Rapids Fire Department fleet is slick, shiny, functional, practical–and mostly a Minnesota-made unit.   The Pelican department took delivery of the 2019 Freightliner pumper-tanker in late August.  Pelican area residents will have an opportunity to get a look at the… Read More

  • Young cancer victim to receive marrow transplant from sister

    | Published on September 11, 2019 at 9:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    4-year-old Charlie Blixt’s struggle with leukemia has been followed closely in Pelican Rapids area “Team Charlie” has mobilized throughout the young life of a boy who was diagnosed with lukemia when he was only five months old.   The youngster, Charlie Blixt is the grandson of Pelican Rapids area grandparents Charlie and Elaine Blixt.  Young Charlie’s fourth… Read More

  • A ‘down-under’ plot to ‘up-stage’ Pete

    | Published on September 11, 2019 at 8:56am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Seaside territory in Australia proposes statue that will out-size ‘World’s Largest Pelican’  By Louis Hoglund The claim to the “world’s largest pelican” may move to the far side of the planet.  Pelican Rapids and “Pelican Pete”  have owned the bragging rights since 1957.  But now, a proposal in an Australian seaside township could forever alter history by… Read More

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