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  • Agreement aims at re-opening Historic City Hall as visitor center

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:32am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    An agreement between the city and the Otter Tail Lakes Country Association may reopen the doors of the Historic City Hall by May 1.  The agreement, which would be subsidized by the city at $2,000 a month, from May to Dec. 31, would provide space for Lakes Country, a tourism promotion organization, and would also… Read More

  • Think spring…

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:28am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican proposes volunteer ‘Adopt a Flower Bed’ plan Visions of springtime came into focus, amid the snow, wind and freezing rain, as an “Adopt a Flower Bed” program was introduced at the March 12 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting.  Patterned after similar programs in other communities, city parks and public works director Brian Olson suggested that… Read More

  • Scammer goes to new low–using Pelican police dept. phone number

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:26am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Telephone scammers have found yet another unscrupulous way to try to cheat people out of their money–using the local police department telephone number.  Fortunately, a Pelican Rapids resident was suspicious immediately, and didn’t fall into the trap.  The incoming call was 218-863-1351–the business office number of the Pelican Rapids Police Department.  “That was the first… Read More

  • Pelican bus garage site surrounded by mountains of snow

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 10:22am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    As far as the school bus crew is concerned, Mother Nature has provided sufficient snow in 2018-19.    Paul Restad, Christensen Bus Service, snapped this photo of mountains of snow surrounding the bus garages in Pelican Rapids.   We’ll let the readers be the judge on whether this photograph is legitimate; “fake news,” or siimply the… Read More

  • Old Man Winter’s attitude, antics, escapades are getting old

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

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    Snow episodes prompt flurry of roof snow removal activity following several collapses By Louis Hoglund Snow on roads…Snow on roofs.  Snow everywhere, and it has been the talk of the town–and the townships, at annual town hall meetings March 12.  Much of the snow talk has been nasty; with uncomplimentary commentary about Mother Nature.  Some of the… Read More

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