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  • ‘Chocolate Affair’ 

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:54am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sweet fundraiser was a indulgent success…and raised awareness for ‘Welcome Place’ The Welcome Place in Pelican Rapids held their First Annual Chocolate Affair at Calvary Evangelical Free Church on Friday night.   This event was a fundraiser for the non-profit organization and provided an opportunity for the community to attend, enjoy and learn more about The… Read More

  • City liquor store ends another year with solid profits

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:51am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican Rapids operates one of a handful of city-run liquor stores that has been profitable every year.   Year end 2019 operating profit at Pelican Liquors was just shy of  $170,000. The operating profit at the Pelican retail liquor operation were on par with 2018, which showed a profit of $172,000 Total sales were $1.41 million, an… Read More

  • Story of Pelican library dates 30-plus years ago

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:40am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    One of founders penned children’s book recalling 1980’s library campaign By Paul Gubrud, Special Correspondent  Years ago, when I moved to Pelican Rapids, I quickly noticed how much it was like the small town that I grew up in. Main Street was similar to Dawson’s, and I saw many familiar Scandinavian names, both in the phone book… Read More

  • Royalty candidates named at Pelican Rapids High School

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:35am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The winter festival at Pelican Rapids schools is this week. Coronation of the king and queen was set Feb. 11. The High School winter royalty candidates and Masters of Ceremony are pictured here. Front row, from left, Katlyn Haugrud, Alyce Erdman, Ivy Ott, and Rachael Guler, MC. Back row, Logan Petznick, Axel Zavala, MC Isaac Olson… Read More

  • Auditorium enhancements to proceed with fund at $377,520

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:35am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Donations to the Pelican Rapids School District are announced regularly at school board meetings.  Topping the list with the new year is a pledge from West Central Initiative, which manages and administers the Pelican Rapids School Foundation. A total of $377,520 has accumulated for the Fine Artist Auditorium project–including a six-figure contribution from a private donor,… Read More

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