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  • New, non-profit Pelican Lake Foundation aims at natural resources, community needs

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 1:28pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Lakes Community Foundation has been granted official 501(c)(3) Federal organizational status and is already accepting donations and contributions for 2017. The purpose of the Pelican Lakes Community Foundation (PLCF) is to promote, assist and protect the ecological development of the Pelican Lakes area through educational and recreational programs. It is the intent of the Foundation to proactively serve the Pelican Lakes area keeping natural resources and community needs in mind. The… Read More

  • Prohibition, women vote bills were on the docket 100 years ago

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 11:47am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago December 13, 1917 • Vote on National Prohibition It is understood that the lower house of Congress will vote on the nationwide prohibition and nationwide woman suffrage constitutional amendment bills December 19 and 20. The war legislation will occupy most of the time of the national law makers but there seems to be a desire to get… Read More

  • Tales of the road

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 11:23am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    UPS driver was a potential lifesaver on rural backroads ; while battling rain, ice, sleet, snow and marauding Tom Turkeys It was a cold day on the route when Steve Sebek arrived at a rural farmstead. The routine UPS delivery turned out to be a potentially life-saving stop. “The lady had fallen in her garage, and she wasn’t able to get up,” recalled… Read More

  • Active elementary students more likely to have healthy weight, good grades

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 11:00am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Viking Elementary participates in Active Schools Minnesota evaluation Minnesota elementary school students who met national recommendations for aerobic fitness are more likely to have a healthy weight and have better academic outcomes than students who didn’t meet those recommendations. That’s according to a study of 14 elementary schools in central and northern Minnesota who are involved with the Active Schools Minnesota initiative,… Read More

  • Library entrance ‘pedestrian-friendly’ for snow season

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 10:39am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Entering the Pelican Rapids Public Library during the ice and snow season should be a little smoother, following concrete work at the main, north entrance. Pictured is Karl Grefsrud, who was contracted to remove and repace concrete with a more pedestrian-friendly finish. “The concrete was too smooth in front of the door and it was super icy,”… Read More

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