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  • Businesses nervous, some close, over uncertainties with protest

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 9:08am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With some businesses closing as a caution on the day of the June 19 Pelican Rapids protest, there were some unhappy voices in the business community. Among the businesses closed were two downtown bank facilities. While the demonstration was peaceful and orderly, the impact on local business was a genuine issue for downtown merchants—though difficult to measure…. Read More

  • Craft kits, coloring book, kiosk among Multicultural plans

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 9:01am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    June 20 would have been the 17th International Friendship Festival, but it was canceled due to COVID-19. The Pelican Rapids Multicultural Committee is still working on diversity projects in Pelican Rapids. Instead of the Friendship Festival this year the committee is creating a website that celebrates past Festivals, looks forward to next year’s Festival, and celebrates the… Read More

  • Pelican ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations peaceful

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 8:56am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    One of the last vehicles to pass the demonstration-protest gathering June 19 was black, white, and labeled “Pelican Rapids Police Department.” Inside the squad car was Police Chief Jeff Stadum. The city’s top cop flashed a smile, and a “thumbs up” hand gesture. Waving back to the chief were a handful of protesters who were cleaning up,… Read More

  • ‘Father Jeff’ reassigned from Pelican, Elizabeth parishes

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 8:37am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Father Jeff Ethen assumes regional role to assist Spanish-speaking churches in Central Minnesota The pastor of the Pelican Rapids St. Leonard and Elizabeth’s St. Elizabeth parishes will be going “on the road” for the Catholic Church. Rev. Jeff Ethen will be leaving those churches to serve a role as a “roving” priest, covering 16 counties of the… Read More

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    | Published on June 18, 2020 at 6:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sunset in Lida area

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