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  • Erhard’s mayor all smiles for city’s 4th of July

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Erhard Mayor Bruce Nelson Jr. took a spot near the front of the procession, waving to a massive crowd that lined the streets for the Erhard July 4th celebration.  He is being chauffered by Daren Tollefson, one of the parade organization volunteers.  The number of spectators is impossible to count, buy many believed it was one… Read More

  • Do You Remember When? 1979 Vikings reunite in old hometown during Pelican Fest celebration

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:04am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids High School Class of 1979 celebrated its fortieth reunion on Saturday evening, June 29.  Forty-five classmates gathered for a social hour, dinner and lively conversation, all to the background of classic 1970s rock, pop and country music as well as a looping video made up of photos contributed by the classmates spanning elementary… Read More

  • One of Pelican’s few World War II veterans enjoys special birthday

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 9:58am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It was a very special birthday for one of the Pelican Rapids few–but proud–World War II era veterans.   Merle Grossman, who served in the U.S. Army from 1944-46, was surrounded by friends and family at several gatherings on his busy 95th birthday celebration June 21.   Merle enjoyed the company of the boys down at the… Read More

  • Hooked? What to do if you get “caught” when fishing

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 9:45am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The lakes draw many to live and vacation in our beautiful area. However, a common injury for those who fish or just hang out near docks and boats is becoming “hooked” when the intended catch was a fish. The medical team at Essentia Health recommends removing the fish hook from your finger using the String Yank Technique:… Read More

  • Mastering the classic parade ‘Wave’

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 9:20am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Underwood royalty greeted crowds in Erhard’s 4th of July procession When you’re crowned small town royalty, one of the first orders of business is to practice the regal “Wave.”   The quartet of Underwood royalty mastered the technique, as exhibited here.  The Underwood girls were featured in the July 4th parade in Erhard last week. 

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