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  • Street-sidewalk planning process questioned by some council members

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:58am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The “Complete Streets” process, which gathered public input for long range pedestrian, sidewalk, bike path and streetscape ideas for Pelican Rapids, received mixed reviews from Pelican city council members.  Three meetings were held over the span of about five months, which produced a set of drawings that illustrated possible sidewalk and path alignments in all directions… Read More

  • Family group from Sioux Falls relives Pelican ‘minnow race’ experience from when they were kids

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:57am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Over 60 kids participated in minnow races last Tuesday. A group of ten “adult kids” from Sioux Falls raced and reminisced about spending their summers growing up in Pelican.  “Going to the minnow races was a highlight every Tuesday. Coming back to Pelican and being able to compete in minnow races brings back so many… Read More

  • New cardboard recycling bins to be installed in Pelican

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:52am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Cardboard is made of strong fibers, and so can be recycled 15-20 times    New cardboard recycling containers will be installed in Pelican Rapids, designed to encourage recylers to break down the cardboard to fit more into the bin.   Currently boxes are often placed in the existing containers without being flattened. This means that Otter… Read More

  • Mid-crossing signs to return in Pelican

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:50am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Council agrees to place mid-street safety signs at key crosswalks Mid-street crosswalk signs, intended to more clearly call attention to frequent pedestrian crossings, were approved at several Pelican Rapids locations.   “Scary” is how Councilman Steve Strand described the safety situations at the most common crossings, such as the school and downtown. “I’d like to bring back… Read More

  • Calling all ‘cornhuskers’

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:48am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican baseball corn feed set Aug. 12 at Muddy Moose; volunteers sought The sweet corn is ready. Local baseball season is over.  And the Pelican Rapids American Legion Post 17 crew and volunteers are preparing for the annual baseball corn feed tradition.   Legionnaires are calling on volunteer corn-huskers for the August 12 feed at the Muddy Moose, from… Read More

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