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  • A joyous spot on Star Lake

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:24am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Christian camp marking 80th birthday has hosted generations of young people For the Matt Larson family, spending the summers at Camp Joy is like having a lake place for the season.  “But we share it with hundreds of other kids and families,” laughed camp director Larson, who has lived lake life every summer since 2018 at Camp Joy…. Read More

  • Hwy 59, 108 project likely to span 2024-25

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:20am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Highway 59 and 108 reconstruction will span two construction seasons, 2023 and 2024.  The large scale project’s timeline is driven in large part by the city’s replacement of sewer and water lines below the surface. The aging cast iron and clay lines will be replaced from basically County  Road 9 at the north end of… Read More

  • A Jeep like no other…

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:12am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    1941 Army prototype displayed by Pelican’s Keith Bengtson was a hit at car show—especially with the veterans Polished, shiny red, blue, white, black, orange and yellow metal glistened in the filtered sun at the recent “Cars in the Park” show in Pelican Rapids.  But it was the dull green unit that caught the eye of the military… Read More

  • Touring historic downtown Pelican Rapids

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:08am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Tales of the old hometown shared on historical society’s main street walk By Paul Gubrud, Special correspondent  Pelican Rapids history buffs had a treat on Friday evening when Chris Schuelke, Director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society, conducted a walking tour of the Pelican Rapids business district. After meeting at the library and discussing the library’s history,… Read More

  • Soccer field may be transferred from city to school ownership

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 8:57am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The possibility of transferring the ownership of the Pelican Rapids soccer fields from the city to the school district is under consideration.  The Brown field, which has undergone numerous improvements—including bleachers acquired from Red Horse Ranch—are on city-owned land.  Brown field is the home to the Pelican Rapids High School varsity soccer teams. The field also hosts… Read More

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