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  • Pelican elementary students participate in regional ‘Math Masters Challenge

    | Published on March 13, 2019 at 11:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Charlie Larson, Willem Pesch, Brody Syverson, Gage Treinen, and Clair Schleske, students at Viking Elementary School, participated in the regional Math Masters Challenge at Good Shepherd Church in Moorhead, Minnesota March 1 The team advisor/coach is Kim Gottenborg. 75 students competed individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition. Charlie and Brody… Read More

  • Pelican school may be in line for 21st Century Learning grant

    | Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:47am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    There is at least one bright spot that surfaced during the discussion of cost-cutting at the Pelican Rapids schools.  The prospect of a “21st Century Learning Grant” could help offset some of the pain of upcoming budget cuts.  The Pelican schools benefitted from a multi-year, 21st Century grant earlier in the 2000s. The school received… Read More

  • Pelican FD aims to fill three openings on firefighter roster

    | Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    If you’re seeking the adventure of jumping into flaming, smoke-filled rooms, the Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department has a job for you.  The department is short three firefighters, according to Fire Chief Trevor Steeves, in his report to area townships and cities at the annual meeting Feb. 26.  “We’re getting some applicants, but we’d like… Read More

  • Digging out after heavy March snowfall

    | Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:43am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    After the March 9 snow fell, the entire state was digging out Sunday morning–including downtown Pelican Rapids. City crews cleared a path through the sidewalks on the west side of the business district fairly early Sunday. Matt Strand, background, shoveled through the mounds of snow to create an entrance to Strand Hardware, above–pausing to wave… Read More

  • Heavy snow taking toll on buildings in region

    | Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:38am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Heavy snows have caused numerous roof collapses in the region, including this incident at Attachments International in the Pelican Rapids Industrial Park.  the gaping hole  in the shop building opened up March 7-8, even before the last heavy snowfall.   The roof was over the main manufacturing section of the Attachments International shop. On the other… Read More

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