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  • School board makes it official:

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:47am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Richardson superintendent, Nelson elementary principal A new superintendent will be at the door when they open for the new school year Sept. 3.  Dr. Ed Richardson, who has been principal at Viking Elementary School since 2014, was named interim superintendent.  The Pelican Rapids School Board formal action July 29 had been anticipated since current superintendent Randi Anderson resigned… Read More

  • ‘Building his wife an airplane…’

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:45am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    After seven years of tinkering out in the garage, Pat Martin’s handbuilt aircraft flies high…with a little help from his friends Some build birdhouses. Some build Adirondack chairs for the deck. Others escape to their shop to tinker with gun cases, craft hobbies and various furnishings.  Pat Martin…he builds an airplane.  In the garage… Over the course of… Read More

  • Pelican swim pool could win bonding money from legislature

    | Published on August 7, 2019 at 9:26am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund The Pelican Rapids Pool Committee is turning up stones and looking under couch cushions, so to speak, in their quest for funds for a city swimming facility.  Their search for “coins” has led them to the capital in St. Paul, and the State House of Representatives–through Rep. Bud Nornes.  Pool committee members and Nornes, Fergus… Read More

  • Pelican Super takes position in Wisconsin

    | Published on July 31, 2019 at 11:33am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Richardson expected to fill interim role  By Louis Hoglund A new superintendent will be at the helm of the Pelican Rapids School District. The formal resignation of Randi Anderson, which was received by the Pelican Rapids school board July 22, puts a broad set of maneuvers into place.  Expected to be named interim Superintendent is Dr. Ed… Read More

  • Five churches form summer Bible camp coalition Aug. 5-9

    | Published on July 31, 2019 at 11:29am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Lutherans from the country, city collaborate for big group of kids: Zion, Faith, Trinity, Central, Grove Lake  An all American summer church tradition–Vacation Bible School–is poised to continue the tradition with a new twist in the greater Pelican Rapids area.  Five parishes, all of them Lutheran, are joining hands to host a consolidated, collaborative summer Bible… Read More

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