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  • Royalty takes stage at Pelican High School winter festival coronation

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:28pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Sweetheart King and Queen were crowned at the Pelican Rapids High School Fine Arts Auditorium on Feb. 17.   Crowned were Ato Hashi and Emma Hoover. Serving as Masters of Ceremony for the program were Drew Cowie and Moriah Johnson. Pictured in the front rows are the candidates, who participatd in a humorous quiz program as part… Read More

  • Input sessions outlined desired qualities of new Pelican superintendent

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:06pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Public input sessions were hosted Feb. 14, as one of the early steps in searching for a new Pelican Rapids school superintendent. Online surveys were also submitted last week, as the Pelican Rapids school board aims at filling the post. The process is expected to carry through much of the spring. Coordinating the search is staff from… Read More

  • Spring-like weather eases snowclearing, parking issues in Pelican

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:05pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    By Louis Hoglund Snow plowing, street parking after snowfalls,  and enforcing the movement of cars to enable plowing have been frequent issues this winter in the Pelican Rapids City Council chambers. Fortunately, winter is almost over–at least based on some long range forecasts.  So, discussions may taper off until next winter season. But Councilman Steve Strand, who has… Read More

  • Pelican Valley honored for ‘Community Impact’

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:01pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske


    Pelican Valley Senior Living was honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the 2017 Community Impact Award. The Community Impact Award recognizes an organization in the older adult services field for its impact of service and support to the community beyond its traditional healthcare role. Barbara Axness, Executive Director, Pelican Valley Senior Living accepted the award on behalf… Read More

  • Pelican imagery spotted on northwest coast by ‘transplant’ from hometown

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 1:49pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske


    Pelican Rapids Press reader, and a “loyalist” to his Minnesota hometown, Earl Erickson sent the Press a couple of Pelican-themed scenes ffrom Washington State, where he has lived since the 1950s. Above, a Pelican statue in downtown Bellingham, Washington, near where Erickson lives. At right, Earl spotted this insignia on the back of a young woman’s… Read More

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