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  • Pel Valley ‘Tree of Loving Lights’ displayed at new addition

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:38am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    This year Pelican Valley Health Center is sponsoring its 17th annual “Tree of Loving Lights” fundraiser.   Throughout the years, the public’s donations have allowed Pelican Valley to help improve residents’ daily lives. More than $50,000 has been raised since the annual fundraising effort began.  “Every gift you make directly benefits our residents and helps… Read More

  • Two break-ins reported, at Mason Lodge, barber shop

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:18am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A string of random break-ins continued in Pelican Rapids–with burglars gaining little but causing damages. The Masonic Lodge, located on the upper level of the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall building, was broken into some time overnight Dec. 1 to Dec. 2. One of the Lodge members discovered the door about 8 a.m. Friday morning, Dec…. Read More

  • Practice burn for Pelican firefighters conducted near St. Leonard’s church

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:15am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids Fire Department conducted firefighting drills and exercises at the controlled burn of a house located at 1st Ave. and 1st St. NE–across from St. Leonord’s Church. The structure was donated for the practice burn by the Evenson family.  Fifteen firefighters participated in the drill, which began at about 6 p.m. on November 30…. Read More

  • Tax abatement for new apartments OK’d by city

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

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    $1 million grant from state pending By Louis Hoglund The stage is set for a new 32-unit apartment complex on the west side of Pelican Rapids–including a tax abatement of $520,000 over 15 years. Now, the future of the project is in the hands of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Developer… Read More

  • Pelican 4-H donates ‘Little Free Library’ to Sherin city park

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 10:46am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The newest library in Pelican Rapids is stocked and ready for readers–and ready for stocking by those donating books. The latest installation in the “Little Free Library” movement is in Sherin Park, on the east side of Mill Pond in Pelican. It is one of several Little Free Libraries in the Pelican Rapids area–including one… Read More

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