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  • Otter Tail County steps up economic development plans

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:35pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Broadband technology; business incentives for townships among initiatives Economic development efforts–from technology to housing to industry–are accelerating at the local and county level, with the use of tools like tax abatement and  new emphasis and funding from the Otter Tail County Board. Representing the county at the Dec. 16 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting was Nick… Read More

  • ‘Overstocked’ furniture stored with Pelican city

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:32pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Buy new?…Or re-use, recycle debated by city council as it plans for city hall community center project By Louis Hoglund City garages are resembling a discount furniture warehouse, with used tables and chairs occupying space where rigs and equipment could be stored. That was the word from city street superintendent Brian Olson, at the Dec. 13 Pelican… Read More

  • Stunning moon image captured over Lake Lida

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:00pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A Pelican Rapids area photo enthusiast captured this image on Dec. 14, and submitted it to the Pelican Rapids Press. David Hilber and his wife were driving home when this amazing Moon Dog effect above Lake Lida came into view. He photographed it from his deck, about 7:30 p.m.

  • Holiday schedule, new staff hired at library

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:48pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Hours will be limited during the holiday season  at the Pelican Rapids Public Library. The holiday schedule was announced at the Dec. 13 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting, by library director Annie Wrigg. The library will be closed December 23-26 over the Christmas weekend; and also from December 30 to January 2 on the New Year weekend. In… Read More

  • Pelican, Vergas fire squads among many who battled blaze at Perham OK Tire

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:47pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids and Vergas firefighters were among nearly a dozen area squads that answered the call to Perham, where the OK Tire business was destroyed in a blaze that continued through the night Dec. 13-14. Pelican sent a tanker to the scene to assist, as firefighters battled not only the blaze but temperatures below 0 degrees… Read More

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