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  • Season ends with Pelican grad Bruggeman named All Tournament

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 12:00pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids’ Ryan Bruggeman, was one of five players named to the NCAA Division 2 Midwest Regional all-tournament team. Bruggeman is a sophomore point guard for the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs, who earned a #2 seed for the tournament based on their success during the year. The Mustangs lost to the No. 1 seed Northwest… Read More

  • Saurer racing team gearing for 2017

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 11:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Saurer racing family of the Elizabeth-Erhard area has fired up the engines for the 2017 season.  For professional Travis Saurer, his season started in Texas recently in the U.S. modified touring series.  A four time Wassota National Point winner, Travis is pictured above with one of his many trophies.   He tours from February… Read More

  • Pelican-Lida photographer one of four arts grant winners

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 11:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Artist Initiative Grant Program, a prestigious grant offered through the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) was awarded to three regional artists: Jon Solinger (Pelican Rapids), Blayze Buseth (Fergus Falls), Chrissy Kolaya (Morris), and Jonathan Campbell (Morris). Jon Solinger has an interest in both the aesthetic and historical value of photography and photo books. Receiving… Read More

  • ‘Pelican Pete’ to don Minn. Twins cap for opening day baseball promotion

    | Published on March 16, 2017 at 9:38am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund Pelican Pete is really spreading his wings this year. First, the Pelican Rapids hometown mascot was confirmed as a image for one of the Minnesotas State Lottery contests. Now–Pelican Pete will be wearing a basecall cap as part of a Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball promotion. “Cap’s On” is the Opening Day promotion in the… Read More

  • Dam talks continue as city ponders alternatives

    | Published on March 16, 2017 at 9:34am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund The future of the Pelican Rapids city dam was again on the agenda March 14 for the Pelican Rapids City Council. The failure of a stone retaining wall has accelerated planning for repairs or modifications of the dam.  Engineer on the project is Houston Engineering, which has conducted a variety of tests and analyses. Meanwhile,… Read More

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