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  • Pelican loses bridge, gains trees

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:23pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    After Pelican River bridge demolition, surplus trees will be planted elsewhere in community By Louis Hoglund Pelican Rapids lost a bridge–but gained seven trees–following the removal of the aging culvert structure west of the downtown business district. The bridge was removed in September, and the site landscaped, by Hough Inc. Construction, Detroit Lakes. Numerous trees… Read More

  • ‘Tis the season

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:17pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Holiday events include concerts, arts-crafts events in lake country    

  • Lady Vikings open season with win on road in Ashby

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:40pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids girls basketball team traveled to Ashby Dec. 2 to kick off the 2016-17 season and returned home with a 61-25 victory over the Arrows. “I was pleased with our effort for the first game of the season,” said head coach Brian Korf. Sarah Thompson drained the first basket for the Vikings to… Read More

  • For 2nd year, Pelican police chief paid lump sum for overtime hours

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:12pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund For the second calendar year, the Pelican Rapids Police Chief accumulated overtime hours that came due in the closing months. At the end of 2015, the Pelican Rapids City Council approved a lump sum  payment of $5,248 for more than 100 hours of comp time accumulated by Chief Jeff Stadum. At the… Read More

  • Signs of discontent

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 12:11pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City removes business from industrial park group sign By Louis Hoglund The dispute between a business in the Pelican Rapids industrial park and the city is continuing, with a business owner who initially agreed to be part of the group park sign but later refused to pay the price. Business owner Gerry Henry opened the… Read More

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