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  • Community garden location near water tower discussed at Pelican city council session

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 2:05pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    By Louis Hoglund The new site for the Pelican Rapids Community Garden was discussed at the March 28 Pelican Rapids Council meeting. Planned for the new location is a site by the water tower, on city-owned land. Representing the community gardeners at the meeting were Janet Lindberg, Otter Tail County Public Health, and Julie Tunheim. They prepared… Read More

  • Purchase of ‘ancient’ road grader eyed by Pelican city–though councilmembers prefer to abolish gravel streets

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 2:01pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    By Louis Hoglund  Pelican Rapids remains one of the few small cities in the area with some remaining gravel streets. Council members and city officials would prefer to pave all municipal streets. But until that happens, the city still needs to grade the few scattered gravel surfaces. The solution, as proposed by street superintendent Brian Olson, was… Read More

  • Pelican Rotary Club welcomes new member

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 1:55pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    The newest member of the Pelican Rapids Area Rotary Club is CJ Holl, who was welcomed recently by club president Mark Dokken.  The Pelican Rotary Club meets weekly at noon, at the Pelican Valley Senior Living “Riverfront on Main.”  Anybody interested in the activities of the club is invited to join the group for lunch–with… Read More

  • Colorful Easter headwear will be on parade following Pelican Rapids egg scramble April 15

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 10:04am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Easter will not only bring out hundreds of kids for an egg scramble at the city park–but a bouquet of vivid color to the downtown business district this year. The Easter Egg Hunt at Sherin Park, with sign-up at 10 a.m. and hunt at 10:30 a.m. in Sherin Park, will be followed by an “Easter… Read More

  • Breaking News – Rescue on West Silent Lake

    | Published on March 29, 2017 at 5:10pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 12:19 today that a person went through the ice on West Silent Lake, which is located west of the city of Dent. A 69 year old Sauk Rapids, MN man was fishing when he broke through the ice. He was able to hold onto… Read More

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