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  • School board bids farewell to longtime staff

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 7:42am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Early retirement incentives build financial reserves for Pelican district Three longtime Pelican Rapids teachers will retire after this year, and the earlier retirement could save the district nearly $75,000. The three teachers, all at the Viking Elementary School, are Kim Haugrud, Pam Bruhn, and Mary Storrusten. Early retirement incentive for the three includes the equivalent of 24 months… Read More

  • Highway 59, 108 online public input meetings scheduled in June

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 7:35am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids 59 & 108 Concept Plan will be the focus of three Public Input Meetings. A Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is being developed for the entire city of Pelican Rapids, with the help of a sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Center for Prevention. Three Public Input Meetings are: • Tuesday, June 23,… Read More

  • Superintendent-principal plan OK’d

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 7:31am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Brian Korf promoted; new position ‘Dean of Students’ created, candidate interviews to begin this week By unanimous vote, the Pelican Rapids School Board approved a plan for administration through the 2020-21 school year. Longtime high school principal Brian Korf would take the reins in a combined superintendent-high school principal role beginning in September. Korf is expected to… Read More

  • Volunteers keep the water flowing on flower planters

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 7:25am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Volunteering as “water boy and girl” for the citywide flower planters this year are Paul and Judy Tabbut—beautifying the downtown business district for the second year in a row. The Tabbuts keep the flowers from drying out, which provides a vivid display of color as businesses start to open up for the summer during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More

  • Pelican to Prairie

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 7:22am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Should massive 2024 highway reconstruction project include pedestrian path to Prairie Lake area? Should a walking-biking path extend all the way from Pelican Rapids to the Prairie Lake access, on Highway 59? That question landed on the table at the May 26 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting. Though four years away, the massive Highways 59 and 108 reconstruction… Read More

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