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  • Canning the can business

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:33am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Otter Tail County to end aluminum collection, redemption in Pelican city on March 2 Pelican Rapids will no longer be in the aluminum recycling business, with Otter Tail County’s decision to close the can collection operation.   March 2 is the effective date of the closing of the facility, which is located just south of Larry’s… Read More

  • 4-day school week plays role in budget

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:29am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Schedule will be among topics at Jan. 30 school board meeting The four- or  five-day school week is expected to be discussed in some detail at a January 30 Pelican Rapids School Board work session.  A separate agenda item on the topic was encouraged by new school board member Greg Larson.   “I realize that time… Read More

  • Busy night at Pelican schools, with grade 6 fundraiser, 2 games, Faith Westby tribute

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:25am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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     It was a big night at the Pelican Rapids schools. Student Faith Westby, who has been struggling medically following a 2017 liver transplant, was honored at the girls-boys basketball doubleheader. Also, the Pelican 6th graders hosted a fundraiser in conjunction with the game.   They served 215 people and had some 40 volunteers which included… Read More

  • Sculpture denied for second time by Otter Tail county officials; frustrated owner may ship unusual art piece to Park Rapids

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:18am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    It was a “loon too large” for the Pelican Lake landscape.  And now, the distinctive, 25 foot tall creation of Minnesota’s state bird will likely migrate north–to Park Rapids.  Art enthusiast Dirk Lenthe has been laboring against the governmental  mechanisms of  Otter Tail zoning since fall of 2017 to plant his artistic vision atop a… Read More

  • Town meeting on Pelican city dam Jan. 30 at Lake Region

    | Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:09am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The Pelican Rapids city dam will be the focus of a town meeting Jan. 30, 7 p.m. at the Lake Region Electric Cooperative community room.  The dam, which has been the subject of discussion for at least two years, is expected to need repairs in the near future.   The Department of Natural Resources, as… Read More

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