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  • Kurt Welch joins Lake Dock-Lift at flagship Pelican Rapids location

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 8:56am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Otter Tail County company has grown to five locations over 25 years The newest member of the Pelican Raids Lake Area Docks and Lifts store is Kurt Welch.  The company’s distinct, hilltop location, on the north outskirts of Pelican Rapids, is hard to miss for motorists on Highway 59.  “We’re proud to be part of the Pelican community,”… Read More

  • Veteran Pelican educators to retire

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 8:53am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Coleen Guhl, Dave Haugen, Chelsea Strand   Three veteran teachers will conclude their careers after the current school year.  Retirement letters were read at the March 15 Pelican Rapids School Board meeting, from Coleen Guhl, Dave Haugen, and Chelsea Strand.  This follows a trend over the past couple years as, a number of longtime teachers have retired.  An elementary… Read More

  • Pelican mathletes rank high regionally; students presented with letters

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 11:09am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    February 8 was the fifth and final meet of the 2020-21 Minnesota State High School Mathematics League season.  Leading the Vikings in scoring at this meet was Julian Zavala-Gunderson, who claimed seventh place in the West Central region. Just behind him were Janae LaFerriere in a tie for eighth place, Priscila Urbano who tied for 13th… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 11:08am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Water treatment lagoons date to 1950s, when turkey plant went online By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  In last week’s column we visited the Pelican Rapids Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) and learned about the treatment of wastewater/sewage at a facility by the process of a bacterial action and chemical addition before the wastewater is discharged into… Read More

  • Back to pre-pandemic normalcy…almost

    | Published on March 17, 2021 at 9:56am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Choir, band concerts set for first time in over a year; graduation is May 28 Spring may bring a return to normal, or as close as possible as the pandemic eases. That’s the hope of Pelican Rapids School Superintendent Brian Korf, who outlined some of the spring plans—including Class of 2021 commencement.  “We’ll have details in the next… Read More

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