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  • Rural Pelican house destroyed by fire

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:36pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Fire destroyed a house northwest of Pelican Rapids on April 4. Pelican Rapids firefighters responded to the scene, on 450th Street, at 6:09 a.m. but the damage had already been done by the time they arrived. “The firefighters extinguished some hot spots but by then the dwelling was a total loss,” said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith… Read More

  • Pelican ‘mathletes’ finish third at NDSU, just two points behind champion at 173 team meet

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:21pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids mathletes had a good day at the large Tri-College Math Meet which was held at North Dakota State University March 14. It was a busy day for our students. Some mathletes missed the contest because of sub-region knowledge bowl and FFA contests on the same day. Despite the conflicts, the contest still drew… Read More

  • Program explored Minnesota’s powerful ‘loyalty’ commission during World War I

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:17pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Speaking on the subject of Minnesota during World War I, and specifically the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, was Erik Vergiels, a volunteer at the Otter Tail County Historical Society.  His presentation was April 13 at the Pelican Rapids Public Library. The commission was formed during World War I, and had almost tyrannical power over… Read More

  • Chamber picks Easter bike winners

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:14pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The lucky winners of the annual Pelican Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt bicycle drawing are pictured here with their brand new two-wheelers. The drawing was April 15, after the hunt. Winners were Nazareth Tanguma, left, and Addison Tweeton, right.

  • Mission conference with Kenya ‘Helping Hands’ slated at Pelican’s Calvary Free Church April 21-22

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Calvary Evangelical Free Church of Pelican Rapids will be hosting the annual conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Bible Fellowship and Helping Hands Mission on April 21-22. The ELBF is a fellowship of Christians whose desire is to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The conference speaker will be Rev. Timothy Mundia, director of… Read More

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