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  • Spring Scouting sign up night is April 14 in Pelican Rapids

    | Published on April 10, 2019 at 9:54am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids Scouts BSA Troop 313 invites all youth and their parents (Boys and Girls) in grades 6-11 to Trinity Lutheran in Pelican Rapids at 6:30 p.m. on April 14, to see what Scouts BSA is all about.  Youth will learn about all the fun aspects of  Scouting, and how it can benefit children for… Read More

  • Looking for answers on this ‘Mystery Tool’

    | Published on April 10, 2019 at 9:53am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    This mystery tool is a baffler. Jim Johnson, Prairie Lake, brought it to the Pelican Rapids Press office. A number of folks have inspected the device, which features two iron “handles” and two strips of canvas.  Anna Mae Fossen dropped by to renew her subscription to the Press, and she speculated it was a cradle-device… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on April 10, 2019 at 9:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    An early start to the golf season–or a late end for the year? Photo is deceiving… An early spring day on the golf course?  No.   An early winter day.   This photo was taken at Birchwood Golf course–in December of 2002, one of those uncommon fall-winters with mild temperatures and a late snowfall.   Spring… Read More

  • Letters to THE EDITOR: Choir director outlines benefits of arts, music as Pelican school budget cuts revealed

    | Published on April 10, 2019 at 9:30am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Editor’s note: This statement was submitted to the Pelican Rapids School Board by Lori Paakh, high school choir director,  regarding the budget cuts the school is facing.  The Pelican Rapids Press is reprinting her statement here as a guest commentary.   My name is Lori Paakh. I have been the PRHS choir director for almost… Read More

  • Is levy referendum to increase Pelican school operating revenue on horizon?

    | Published on April 10, 2019 at 9:26am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A tax increase is probably inevitable in the Pelican Rapids school district–if the voters go along with it. The board has no authority to hike taxes–without voter approval.   A levy referendum, asking voters to increase operating revenue, was approved about six years ago–but it since expired. It barely passed in the first place, with tax-weary… Read More

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