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  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 11:51am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Confirmation class at Ringsaker Lutheran church This is believed to be a 1914 confirmation photo at the Pelican Rapids Ringsaker church. Rev. Ellend J. Ovri was called to the Ringsaker Norwegian Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, in 1889. In the Otter Tail County history book, Ovri was described as a minister who “served the people of… Read More

  • Pelican speech squad wins high honors at Brainerd competition

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 11:35am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids High School speech team traveled all the way to Brainerd February 15.   Katlyn Haugrud received 2nd in honors finals and Chris Hovden 6th.  Both participated in Drama.   Gage Stromberg placed in Extemp. Speaking honor finals.  Spencer Okke placed 3rd in Great Speeches honor finals, and he also participated in Poetry. In Informative,… Read More

  • Pelican junior high mathletes perform well at Moorhead meet

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 11:32am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids seventh and eighth graders did well at the MathCounts competition which was held at MSUM recently. Individually Farhan Dahir led the way for the Vikings with a 19. Kylee Holt, Charlie Larson, and Willem Pesch were right behind him with 18.  Brody Syverson and Jaxon Dalman each scored a 17, followed closely by Ellie… Read More

  • Winter royalty crowned at Pelican high school  

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 11:11am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Crowned winter royalty at Pelican Rapid High School were Ivy Ott and Logan Petznick.   All six candidates are pictured here at the coronation, which was held Feb. 11.   The guys are pictured, from left Alan Villagomez, Petznick and Axel Zavala. The gals, Kaitlyn Haugrud, Ivy Ott and Alyce Erdman.   Also pictured, Masters of Ceremony, Rachael… Read More

  • Cardboard bobsleds take to the slopes  

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 11:07am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican sixth graders design, build, race handcrafted contraptions for epic Olympic competition It is a multi-faceted learning exercise each February, when Pelican Rapids grade 6 students create cardboard sleds and take to the slopes south of Viking Elementary School.   Construction, engineering, physics, and design are all deployed in creating the contraptions.  Teamwork is another valuable lesson,… Read More

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