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  • Sorrowful snowman succumbs to snow, wind

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 12:38pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The snow and winds of December 6-8 were so intense–even Frosty the Snowman was unable to withstand Mother Nature’s onslaught. The giant, inflatable snowman, which has been greeting customers at the new “Screaming Eagle” restaurant, located on the north end of Pelican Rapids, gave up the fight last week–landing face down in the snowbanks. Considering… Read More

  • City farmland to be posted for leasing

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:24pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City staff positions posted for city offices, skate rink, liquor store By Louis Hoglund Local farmers will have an opportunity to put in bids on about 20 acres of city-owned land. The acreage was discussed at the Nov. 29 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting.  The city land had previously been leased by Keith and Bonnie… Read More

  • Pelican loses bridge, gains trees

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:23pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    After Pelican River bridge demolition, surplus trees will be planted elsewhere in community By Louis Hoglund Pelican Rapids lost a bridge–but gained seven trees–following the removal of the aging culvert structure west of the downtown business district. The bridge was removed in September, and the site landscaped, by Hough Inc. Construction, Detroit Lakes. Numerous trees… Read More

  • ‘Tis the season

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:17pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Holiday events include concerts, arts-crafts events in lake country    

  • Lady Vikings open season with win on road in Ashby

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:40pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids girls basketball team traveled to Ashby Dec. 2 to kick off the 2016-17 season and returned home with a 61-25 victory over the Arrows. “I was pleased with our effort for the first game of the season,” said head coach Brian Korf. Sarah Thompson drained the first basket for the Vikings to… Read More

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