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  • Lake Region lineworkers help restore power in Florida

    | Published on October 3, 2017 at 4:06pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota guys faced perils of heat–plus venomous snakes, poisonous spiders, alligators After learning about the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Lake Region Electric Cooperative lineworkers Josh Haus, Lucas Bakken, Jed Evenson, and Ethan Kern knew they wanted to help. On September 10 the group of four joined up with 10 other lineworkers from Minnesota electric cooperatives and started the trip southward. “Our drive down went pretty well. We stopped in Missouri first, got… Read More

  • Stage set for resurrection of famous Lake Lida sturgeon

    | Published on October 3, 2017 at 3:34pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Materials ordered; Pelican taxidermist Curt Markgraff set to create replica of one of state’s legendary fish The campaign to bring “new life” to one of Minnesota’s great fish stories has accelerated in the Pelican Rapids-Lake Lida area. An informal fundraising effort to create a six-foot replica of the famous Lake Lida sturgeon has reached the goal, and the materials for the mount have been ordered. Speared in 1948… Read More

  • Class of ‘57 meets for 60th

    | Published on October 3, 2017 at 2:15pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Front row: Donna (Larson) Haugrud, Doris (Anderson) Lachowitzer, Arlis (Olson) Ellingson Second row: Janet (Engebretson)Anderson, Ardell (Anderson) Ahrendt, Carole (Borg)Frommelt, Mildred (Neulieb) Murry, Patty (Peterson) Huseby, Janice (Sorum) Ness Third row: Doris (Arntson) Moffett, Phyllis (Stephenson) Leine, Margaret (Erickson) Kellerhuis, JoAnn(Sather) Johnson, Arlys (Stephenson) Engen, Darlene (Rollie) Bylander   PRHS Class of 1957 met at the VFW in Pelican Rapids on September 8 to celebrate their 60th reunion. They remembered PELICAN PETE as he… Read More

  • Grain Belt beer ‘time capsule’ discovered in Scambler Township farm house

    | Published on October 3, 2017 at 2:06pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Do You Remember When? It has always been known as a “Minnesota Beer” with its brewery in the Twin Cities. Grain Belt continues to be Minnesota-brewed, by August Schell Brewing Company. These bottles date to a time when Grain Belt was marketed as “The Friendly Beer.” Also note the marketing label: “Now! from the Model brewery.” We weren’t able to… Read More

  • Council gets earful on nuisance penalties, street project issues

    | Published on October 3, 2017 at 1:46pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The city council got an earful, from several constituents and on several different topics at the Sept. 26 session. From disputes over nuisance property fines to street-sewer assessments to the proposed city hall-community center renovation–the public microphone in the public chambers was in frequent use. During the Citizens Comments segment early in the meeting, a homeowner and a former mayor both took to the podium. Street, utility construction a… Read More

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