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  • Doves an early sign of spring in lakes country

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 3:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Robins are the standard-bearer for the onset of spring, but Pelican Rapids photographer Roland “Jordy” Jordahl spotted a different warm weather messenger last week.  Jordahl photographed this Eurasian Collared-Dove, which made an unusually early appearance to the Greater Pelican lakes area. In fact, said Jordahl, the Eurasian Collared-Doves  are already starting to build nests in… Read More

  • Do You Remember When? Photos depict last dam renovation, in 1987-1988

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:33pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    An unusual batch of photos was dropped off at the Pelican Rapids Press office recently, by Curtis Trygstad. The photos date to 1987-88.  This was the last major rehabilitation of the Pelican Rapids dam, overlooking the giant “Pelican Pete.” Note above, the mostly drained Mill Pond–with the suspension bridge in the background. Other photos show the… Read More

  • Pelican seniors win ‘executive’ parking privileges this spring as graduation perk

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:30pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Front row parking will be an “executive privilege” for Class of 2017 Pelican Rapids High School seniors this spring. Preferential parking, along with a list of other benefits to seniors was approved by the Pelican Rapids School Board Feb. 13. “Senior Privileges” is a tradition somewhat unique to Pelican High School. Each year, the seniors approach the school… Read More

  • City hall; event center plan to include heating, AC replacement

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:30pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Louis Hoglund Facing failure of the heating and air conditioning system at city hall, the Pelican Rapids City Council is considering a different time-table for renovating the upper level into a community center. A two phase approach is being considered, which would include replacing the existing boiler, air handling unit and condensing units that serve the… Read More

  • Tax incentives for proposed housing on city land to be explored in Pelican

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:29pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A 17.5 acre tract of Pelican Rapids city-owned land has been proposed for residential development. Though details are still taking shape, preliminary plans call for apartment and town homes on the property–located on city land near the wastewater treatment facility and West Central Turkeys plant. Samuel Herzog, of Fergus Falls based Herzog Construction,  appeared before the Pelican… Read More

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