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  • For 2nd year, Pelican police chief paid lump sum for overtime hours

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:12pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund For the second calendar year, the Pelican Rapids Police Chief accumulated overtime hours that came due in the closing months. At the end of 2015, the Pelican Rapids City Council approved a lump sum  payment of $5,248 for more than 100 hours of comp time accumulated by Chief Jeff Stadum. At the… Read More

  • Signs of discontent

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:11pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City removes business from industrial park group sign By Louis Hoglund The dispute between a business in the Pelican Rapids industrial park and the city is continuing, with a business owner who initially agreed to be part of the group park sign but later refused to pay the price. Business owner Gerry Henry opened the… Read More

  • Plowing practices for Pelican’s unpaved streets outlined at council meeting

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:04pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Following the first snowfall in the city of Pelican Rapids, the city council explained plowing practices and procedures to a concerned citizen. Resident Mary Jo Stage expressed concern about the condition of the gravel road she lives on, following the snow. City Street Superintendent Brian Olson explained that the city doesn’t generally plow the unpaved roads… Read More

  • ‘Code Red’ registrations encouraged to keep residents informed during snowplow season

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:03pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    “Code Red” registrations are being encouraged by the city of Pelican Rapids, which will help residents be informed about snow storms, emergencies and snow plowing. With the city’s new snowplow ordinance–which eliminated the “odd-even” no parking ordinance–can be notified by the Code Red alert system. During the first snowfall a few weeks ago, the city’s… Read More

  • 2016 Christmas decoration created for Pelican library

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:57am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Every December for the last eighteen years, Friends of the Library volunteers have produced a Christmas decoration for the Pelican Rapids Public Library. Each year, the decoration has been a hand-made folding book in the Japanese style. Each book was written or illustrated by a community member. This year’s book, “Pelican Pictures,” contains six historic… Read More

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