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  • Karger re-appointed school board chair Peterson 2nd in command; Olson, Dokken named officers

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 3:01pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Officers were elected at the Pelican Rapids School Board new year meeting Jan. 10.  Serving for another year as chairman will be longtime board member Jon Karger.  Re-appointed clerk was Brenda Olson; and Brittny Dokken returned to her seat as school board treasurer.  Serving as school board vice-chair will be Anne Peterson, who also officiated at the Jan…. Read More

  • New Year city appointments finalized

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:58pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Mary Williams to take library board position Board, commission and committee assignments have filled the openings for the city of Pelican Rapids, following the organizational meeting of the city council Jan. 11.  With library board member Curt Markgraf completing his third, three-year term, an opening on the board needed to be filled.  The Pelican library charter limits… Read More

  • Band of Faith reviving schedule through pandemic; Trinity Luth. engagement Jan.30

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:51pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids-headquartered “Band of Faith” is easing back into public performances at area churches, after nearly two years of very limited engagements due to the pandemic.  The all-volunteer band will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, on Jan. 30, at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The brass and woodwind band has been performing, mostly at… Read More

  • Pelican barber shop follow-up

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:31pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Local haircutter went ‘on the road’ to trim boys at the old Star Lake camp The Press published a couple items and photos on “barber shop history” in Pelican Rapids. The items sparked a number of comments and responses.  Last week, we received a message from maple syrup “brew-meister” Stu Peterson. He’s the processor and bottler of the… Read More

  • TRUE CRIME! Was it the Grim Reaper bikers… Or imposters who vandalized Pelican Pete in 1971? The world may never know…

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:28pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Do you remember when? Imagine: Scoundrels so sinister that they would deface Pelican Pete—“The World’s Largest Pelican.”  We encountered this photo while paging through some Pelican Rapids Press archives, from Sept. 30, 1971.  Quality of the photo is not ideal but you should be able to read “Grim Reapers M.C.” painted on the famous Pelican Rapids statue.  The caption… Read More

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