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  • Evening of celebration and song introduced concert-goers to new Fine Arts Auditorium

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 8:45am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    “We’re here and ready to show off.” That was the message Nov. 21, as the doors to the new Fine Arts Auditorium opened for a community concert –from Pelican Rapids School Superintendent Deb Wanek. “Give Thanks” was the overarching message at the concert, as the school thanked the community–and the taxpayers–for approving the building levy that made… Read More

  • Snow season reminders: City seeks cooperation with snow clearing, winter maintenance

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 4:23pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    With the start of the snow season, there are a few things that can help keep everyone safe. If you live in town, consider adopting a fire hydrant. All you have to do is keep the hydrant clear of snow for the winter. Should there be a fire, the firefighters will be able to quickly… Read More

  • Weekend storm results in accidents but few injuries

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 4:21pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    The sheriff’s office, on Monday, Nov. 21, reported several weekend accidents in Otter Tail County but very few injuries due to severe winter weather. “Several vehicles ended up in ditches, especially on Friday afternoon, but we were fortunate to have only a few injuries,” said Sheriff Office Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. Three minor injuries… Read More

  • Capturing the ‘Super Moon’

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 4:11pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Area photographers seized the rare opportunity of the “Super Moon” to bring out their cameras and lenses. Greg Stetz  chose the famous “Tree” on Highway 108 west of Pelican Rapids to frame with the moon. Pelican Rapids photographer Roland “Jordy” Jordahl captured the accompanying close-up about 6:50 p.m. on Nov. 13. “Many stories surround ‘The Tree.’… Read More

  • Aging…with vigor and vitality

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 4:00pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    Pelican Riverfront Manor tenant honored for her ‘Spirit of Aging’ By Barbara Axness, Pelican Valley Health Center We all hope one day we can age gracefully and remain active well in to our golden years. While that may come easier to some, a Pelican Rapids senior is showing everyone that age is just a number. Carolyn… Read More

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