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  • Pelican Lake wins grant for dam renovation

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 3:44pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Renovated structure will ensure lake levels, allow for free fish passage From the Pelican Group of Lakes Improvement District The Fish Lake Dam, located near Dunvilla on the Pelican River, was built in 1932 for the purpose of maintaining consistent water levels in Pelican Lake. This dam has a long and storied history, including numerous partial washouts… Read More

  • Hometown artist, photographer Paul Johnson speaks, shows at PR library

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 3:42pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    “I knew in second grade that art was the only thing I was really good at,” Paul Johnson said. Turns out he’s really good at sharing and teaching his art as well as creating it. Paul will be talking about photography and how he uses Photoshop to alter his photographs on Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 pm… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 3:33pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Brochure to old Hallaway Hill dates nearly 60 years ago “Hallaway Hill” is a fond memory for many Pelican Rapids Press readers. The old ski hill, which is now part of Maplewood State Park, offered 26 acres of skiing, a 200 foot drop slope, and runs of up to 2,000 feet in length. In about… Read More

  • Dedication of new gym set Jan. 6 in Pelican

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 3:13pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Friends, family, colleagues of late Al Siegle to speak, including longtime basketball coach Rex Haugen The “Al Seigle Activity Center,” with its showcase new gymnasium, will be formally dedicated January 6. Names from Pelican school’s past will be in the spotlight, as they honor the late Al Siegle, beloved coach, educator and administrator who spent most… Read More

  • Pelican vocalists bring holiday cheer to Rotary

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 3:03pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The sounds of the holidays were presented by Pelican Rapids high school vocal students, under the direction of the new choir director Lori Paakh. The group performed at the Dec. 20 Pelican Rapids Area Rotary Club Christmas party–which featured a Norwegian delicacy that few students were willing to sample: lutefisk. New vocal programs and approaches under… Read More

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