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  • Limited grazing allowed in rural part of Pelican city following lengthy debate

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 3:25pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund An issue over grazing horses and cattle within the Pelican Rapids city limits reached a compromise April 11. In a divided vote, the Pelican Rapids City Council will allow grazing on three parcels of relatively rural land on the southeast side of town. After nearly two hours of discussion, and two motions that deliberated… Read More

  • Pelican clean-up drive continues; home owner fined $50 for delay in handling nuisance

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:43pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund The campaign to clean up the town continues in Pelican Rapids, with the city council fining one homeowner $50 for delays in complying. Letters were sent in January and March to a homeowner who had three vehicles with outdated licenses.  One of the cars was parked on the boulevard, which is illegal under… Read More

  • Rural Pelican house destroyed by fire

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:36pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Fire destroyed a house northwest of Pelican Rapids on April 4. Pelican Rapids firefighters responded to the scene, on 450th Street, at 6:09 a.m. but the damage had already been done by the time they arrived. “The firefighters extinguished some hot spots but by then the dwelling was a total loss,” said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith… Read More

  • Pelican ‘mathletes’ finish third at NDSU, just two points behind champion at 173 team meet

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:21pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids mathletes had a good day at the large Tri-College Math Meet which was held at North Dakota State University March 14. It was a busy day for our students. Some mathletes missed the contest because of sub-region knowledge bowl and FFA contests on the same day. Despite the conflicts, the contest still drew… Read More

  • Program explored Minnesota’s powerful ‘loyalty’ commission during World War I

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:17pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Speaking on the subject of Minnesota during World War I, and specifically the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, was Erik Vergiels, a volunteer at the Otter Tail County Historical Society.  His presentation was April 13 at the Pelican Rapids Public Library. The commission was formed during World War I, and had almost tyrannical power over… Read More

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