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  • Pelican-Lida photographer one of four arts grant winners

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 11:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Artist Initiative Grant Program, a prestigious grant offered through the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) was awarded to three regional artists: Jon Solinger (Pelican Rapids), Blayze Buseth (Fergus Falls), Chrissy Kolaya (Morris), and Jonathan Campbell (Morris). Jon Solinger has an interest in both the aesthetic and historical value of photography and photo books. Receiving… Read More

  • ‘Pelican Pete’ to don Minn. Twins cap for opening day baseball promotion

    | Published on March 16, 2017 at 9:38am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund Pelican Pete is really spreading his wings this year. First, the Pelican Rapids hometown mascot was confirmed as a image for one of the Minnesotas State Lottery contests. Now–Pelican Pete will be wearing a basecall cap as part of a Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball promotion. “Cap’s On” is the Opening Day promotion in the… Read More

  • Dam talks continue as city ponders alternatives

    | Published on March 16, 2017 at 9:34am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund The future of the Pelican Rapids city dam was again on the agenda March 14 for the Pelican Rapids City Council. The failure of a stone retaining wall has accelerated planning for repairs or modifications of the dam.  Engineer on the project is Houston Engineering, which has conducted a variety of tests and analyses. Meanwhile,… Read More

  • Colorful account of the last sturgeon taken in region re-published

    | Published on March 16, 2017 at 9:29am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Editor’s note: An account of the legendary Lake Lida sturgeon, speared in 1948, was originally published in the 1990s in the Pelican Rapids Press. It was written by Roger Pinckney, and included interviews with some who were still alive at the time. Published here is an edited version of the original—along with some updates by… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 4:55pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Primitive ‘graffiti’ unearthed during Pelican dam reconstruction in 1987 Graffiti by mischievous youth is not just a modern, urban misdemeanor in places like Chicago and New York City–as evidence by these photos. When the Pelican Rapids dam was repaired in 1987, the concrete walls were exposed to display the graffiti of Robert Frazee and Oscar Mesna. … Read More

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