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  • Pool campaign gained momentum as 2020 wound down

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:41am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Four Pelican area companies pledge $50,000 to pool with in-kind labor A commitment of about $50,000 in labor and logistics was a great dose of New Year news for the Pelican Rapids Pool Committee.  To top it off, the $50,000 in “in kind” work for site preparation will be matched by another $50,000 from a generous donor… Read More

  • Four Pelican students place high in American math competition

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:22am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Mathematical Association of America administers challenging math competitions each year, with over 150,000 participants worldwide.  The American Mathematics Competition 8 was given to selected seventh and eighth graders in November.  The top score from Pelican Rapids was achieved by Charlie Larson. His score of 15 out of 25 was in the top 11% nationally.  Second place locally… Read More

  • New board member Welch takes seat

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:14am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Karger retains chair position with Pelican school board New Pelican Rapids school board member Molly Welch joined her first session, after winning the election in November.  And already, she has an assignment, as a member of the policy committee, with Anne Peterson and Greg Larson.  2021 assignments were approved at the Jan. 4 new year meeting.  Accepting another year… Read More

  • New year letter to Pelican Valley applauds staff, residents, families

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:09am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Editor’s note: This letter of gratitude was witten for Pelican Valley Senior Living residents, staff, and community. The message is from Rich Bratlien, longtime board member and chairman at Pelican Valley Senior Living.  We can all relate to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has caused in 2020. The regularly changing circumstances, the way we go about… Read More

  • $4 million levy Ok’d by Pelican school board

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:08am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Financial picture continues to improve; reserves expected at over $1.4 million A levy of nearly $4 million was approved by the Pelican Rapids school board last month.  The levy to taxpayers, at $3.998 million, is about $23,000 below the state imposed levy limit. For Pelican, the limit was $4.021 million.  Taxpayers are expected to see some reduction, depending… Read More

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