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  • Refuge New book on immigrant experience published by Pelican author

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Multicultural recipe book, ‘Refuge’ will be availableat June 19 Friendship Fest The newest book from local author, artist, community activist and shepherdess, Joan Ellison, is off the presses.  “Refuge” is the title of the book, which chronicles stories of 23 immigrants.  “Have you found refuge?” That is Ellison’s overriding question weaving through the stories. From Guatemala to… Read More

  • Pancakes and paddling

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:03am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Breakfast, kayak event to launch Friendship Fest at downtown park Pancakes will be served from the griddle, and kayakers will be paddling the Pelican River waters June 19, as an opening event to the 2021 “Friendship Festival.” Pancakes will be served starting at about 7 a.m., at the Peterson Park shelter—on the north side of the Pelican… Read More

  • Your chance to ‘test drive’ plans for downtown Pelican proposals

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:02am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Pelican Rapids, will set up two demonstration projects in Pelican Rapids to showcase several proposed design components of the 2024 complete streets project.  Starting this week, MnDOT crews will set up temporary traffic control devices on Highway 59 between Highway 108 West/First Avenue NW and… Read More

  • Free-flowing through Pelican 

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:02am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City damsite project coming in focus Mill Pond water levels will be slowly drawn down this summer, as a prelude to the Pelican Rapids City dam river restoration project.  Based on the proposed timeline, dredging and construction will begin as the ground hardens in the fall. Construction and landscape plantings will proceed through spring and summer of 2022…. Read More

  • The stuff we carry… 

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 10:55am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Reflecting on Minnesota Woman discovery near Pelican, writer ponders the ‘survival’ items carried thousands of years ago–and what we hold in journeys of today By Pamela Hovland, Guest contributor  A turtle carapace. A wolf’s tooth. A dagger made from an elk’s horn. A conch shell fragment from the Gulf of Mexico. These are the objects found near the… Read More

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