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  • The first Thanksgiving

    | Published on November 27, 2019 at 10:19am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Mexican immigrants journeyed to Pelican to work at the turkey plant; but were puzzled over how the heck to prepare the big bird for dinner Offering an interesting sidenote to our “turkey talk” was Rudy Martinez, who spoke about Mexican immigration to Pelican Rapids. His talk was at the Community Thanksgiving service Nov. 24, and… Read More


    | Published on November 27, 2019 at 10:17am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Thanksgiving is a time to take a brief look at the turkey biz; locally, regionally, nationally–and globally ‘Tis a time of thanksgiving–and a time to be thankful for turkeys, the bird that helped build Pelican Rapids and the surrounding area.  Pelican’s turkey ties received national exposure, just as Thanksgiving week started.   Rushing in our office door Monday… Read More

  • Downtown Strand history spans 3 generations of family–and local kids learning ‘on the job’

    | Published on November 27, 2019 at 9:57am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    An air of history, tradition and small town, Main Street USA were a underpinning theme during the downtown Strand Ace Hardware grand opening.   Not only does the family-run business date all the way back to 1953; but the deteriorating, below-ground clay utility lines and pipes date historically back even further–much of the infrastructure to the… Read More

  • Small Business Cafe 

    | Published on November 27, 2019 at 9:56am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican area entrepreneurs gather to share business-boosting ideas   “Starting and Growing Your Business” was the focus of informal discussions Nov. 23, as the Pelican Rapids school commons was transformed into a “Business Cafe.” “Small business is the lifeblood and backbone of rural communities,” commented Craig Nathan, Rural MN CEP, who welcomed about 30 to the session. … Read More

  • A thankful community 

    | Published on November 27, 2019 at 9:41am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Thanksgiving service an upbeat program of gratitude and music; while also calling attention to grieving family, in wake of 19-year-old Pelican grad Allie Thompson’s tragic death It was an evening of thanks at the Pelican Rapids High School Fine Arts Auditorium, as area churches and local musicians presented a re-fashioned Community Thanksgiving Service.   Nearly 150 attended… Read More

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