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  • Workforce grant is collaboration between Pelican Valley, Sunnyside

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 1:12pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Valley Senior Living has received a $25,000 Workforce Solutions Grant from the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation to help retain employees with a new program to help them balance their work and personal lives. Pelican Valley has partnered with Lake Park’s Sunnyside Care Center, who also received a $25,000 grant, to create a new position to… Read More

  • With heating-air-ventreplacement, Pelican city hall project may be $1.66 million

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 1:07pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Replacing the existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning for Pelican Rapids  City Hall is included in an overall project that will include renovation of the upper level as a community and event center. Preliminary estimates for the total project are $1.66 million–with about $760,000  for the new air handling and electrical work. The project was discussed… Read More

  • The last sturgeon

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 2:29pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Lake Lida monster fish was major news in 1948 The monster sturgeon of Lake Lida has been described as one of the most famous “fish stories of Otter Tail County–perhaps all of Minnesota.” Speared in the winter of 1948, the fish also has the distinction of being the last sturgeon caught in the entire Red River… Read More

  • Pelican Rapids: Home of Pelican Pete…and the legendary lake sturgeon?

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 2:22pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Dam modification, fish passage could restore primitive native species to native spawning grounds: The ‘rapids of Pelican’ Pelican Rapids could gain fame as one of the finest spawning grounds in the region, for an unlikely but legendary species of fish: The Lake Sturgeon.  Nearly extinct in the Pelican River, for all practical purposes, the fish that lives… Read More

  • ‘Growing Together’

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 2:17pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican community garden at new city location for 2017 gardening season The Pelican Rapids Community Garden is moving. It will be relocated to city land. This is an opportunity to try a different type of community gardening described as  “growing together.” Joan Faust, a core volunteer with the “Growing Together” Community Garden in Fargo, will be sharing… Read More

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