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  • Large crowd packs city hall on $3.6 million street-utility plan

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:34pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund The city hall chambers were nearly packed for a public hearing outlining $3.6 million in proposed street, sewer, water and utility improvements. With about 30 packed into the meeting room with the Pelican Rapids City Council, it was as large a crowd as the city had hosted in years. The reason for the unusually full… Read More

  • MN National Bank announces new leadership post

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:19pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Shelley Gummeringer has been promoted to Senior Real Estate Lender and Pelican Rapids Market President at Minnesota National Bank.  In the position of Senior Real Estate Lender Gummeringer  will be responsible for managing all consumer real estate lending programs for Minnesota National. She will also serve the Pelican Rapids office as the Market President. “The Market President… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 1:50pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Service station offers glimpse of the past; old newspaper comic had Pelican Rapids tidbit This night photo of the Myher-Hagen Standard Station in Pelican Rapids was photographed in 1933. Note the signage that states “Auto Laundry” and “spark plugs tested and adjusted free.” At right, this odd cartoon came across our desk.  The publication date is… Read More

  • Pelican Rapids site eyed for new OT County centralized road crew facility

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 1:24pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund Pelican Rapids may become the regional hub for the Otter Tail County highway department road crews. A new garage facility, which would combine scattered county garages in Erhard, Vergas and Pelican, may be constructed in or near the city of Pelican. That was the word from Otter Tail County Commissioner Wayne Johnson, at the Oct…. Read More

  • Packing 17,000 lunches in one evening…

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 1:12pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Assembly line volunteer crew of 100 forms for ‘Kids Against Hunger’ at Cormorant Lutheran By Louis Hoglund “Wow” was the one word reaction from church volunteer Carol Erickson as she scanned the troops amassing in the Cormorant Lutheran Fellowship Hall Oct. 12. A one-hundred-volunteer force had gathered for an intense couple hours of food packaging. By the… Read More

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