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  • Highway 59-108 project will remove about 100 trees—mostly unhealthy ash

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 10:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    About 100 trees are expected to fall to the axe with the 2024-25 Highway 59-108 project.  Depending on how you look at it, the removal of the ash trees—and replanting with a different species—could be a blessing.  Mosts of the trees are ash, and the emerald ash bore has decimated ash trees throughout the state.  City public works… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:35am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    This compact ‘Mystery Tool’ fits in a purse…but the little devices are a curiosity This pocket-sized “seamstress kit” is a curiosity. The small packet, designed to fit in a purse, includes a sewing needle—of course. But we’re not sure what the other two little devices are designed for.  The kit was brought in to the Press offices… Read More

  • Response time concerns spark city discussion on ambulance service

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:33am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Concerns over response time prompted a discussion with the Pelican Rapids City Council and Ringdahl Ambulance Service Oct. 12. Ambulance services are facing workforce issues similar to other businesses, said Tollef Ringdahl. Compounding the problem is no Medicare increases for about 18 years.  “The biggest problem is we can’t afford more paramedics and EMTs,” said Ringdahl, who… Read More

  • Gala-Hall of Fame organizers; retired teacher commended by Pelican school board

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:32am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Special acknowledgments were announced at the Oct. 12 Pelican Rapids School Board meeting.  Commended were both the Viking Gala and Hall of Fame committees, which coordinated the Sept. 25 banquet. New inductees to the schools Hall of Fame, and acknowledgments of retired teachers was featured. Also, the Gala committee hosted a variety of events to raise… Read More

  • Faith Keepers keep spirit of Faith Westby alive; host charitable sale Oct. 29

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:25am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The spirit of Faith lives on in the greater Pelican Rapids area.  A sextet of women have been inspired by the late Faith Westby to carry on with good deeds and gestures of kindness. Faith was the Pelican high school girl who captured the hearts of not only the area, but the state and nation in… Read More

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