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  • Drawdown of Mill Pond for dam inspection continues

    | Published on August 30, 2017 at 9:15am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Pelican River has slowed to a trickle, with the drawdown of the Pelican Rapids city dam, as reflected in these photos by Roland “Jordy” Jordahl. Note the narrow stream of water in the above photo of the pedestrian suspension bridge across Mill Pond. Also pictured, waterfowl found themselves on dry land as the water flowed… Read More

  • 66-year old cyclist who paused in Pelican will log 16,000 miles before journey’s over

    | Published on August 30, 2017 at 8:52am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    A thousand or more long distance bicyclists peddle through Pelican Rapids each year, thanks to the town’s position on the “Northern Tier” bike route. But few of the cyclists have been as obsessed as Casey Zmich, who put on nearly 15,000 miles when he landed at the Muddy Moose in downtown Pelican on August 22. When he… Read More

  • Workforce shortage has impact on Pelican Valley child care center–as more employees sought

    | Published on August 30, 2017 at 8:50am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    There’s a high demand for day care in the Pelican Rapids area–and workforce shortages is a big reason behind the unmet demand. That was the report from Kristy Berg, one of the staff with “Children’s Corner,” which operates in the lower level of the Pelican Valley Senior Living “Riverside on Main” facility. “If we had more employees,… Read More

  • Pelican Valley earns Medicare’s highest 5-star rating

    | Published on August 30, 2017 at 8:36am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Pelican Valley Care Center has received the highest possible overall quality rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The quality rating system ranges from 1 to 5 stars, with a 5-star rating given to nursing homes that offer exceptional care to their residents. The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based… Read More

  • Health, fitness opportunities available to public at school track, open gym

    | Published on August 29, 2017 at 10:20pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The public is invited to get fit and healthy at the Pelican Rapids high school at the walking track and during open gym. Public use of school facilities was reviewed at the August 21 school board meeting. The public is invited to use the track, but information on signing up and receiving passes for track use… Read More

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