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  • Practice burn for Pelican firefighters conducted near St. Leonard’s church

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:15am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    The Pelican Rapids Fire Department conducted firefighting drills and exercises at the controlled burn of a house located at 1st Ave. and 1st St. NE–across from St. Leonord’s Church. The structure was donated for the practice burn by the Evenson family.  Fifteen firefighters participated in the drill, which began at about 6 p.m. on November 30…. Read More

  • Tax abatement for new apartments OK’d by city

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


    $1 million grant from state pending By Louis Hoglund The stage is set for a new 32-unit apartment complex on the west side of Pelican Rapids–including a tax abatement of $520,000 over 15 years. Now, the future of the project is in the hands of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Developer… Read More

  • Pelican 4-H donates ‘Little Free Library’ to Sherin city park

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 10:46am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    The newest library in Pelican Rapids is stocked and ready for readers–and ready for stocking by those donating books. The latest installation in the “Little Free Library” movement is in Sherin Park, on the east side of Mill Pond in Pelican. It is one of several Little Free Libraries in the Pelican Rapids area–including one… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 10:41am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Booze still busted in Dunn Township in 1930 It was prohibition era when this photo was taken in Dunn Township, in 1930. Sheriff John S. Billings and deputies are pictured near Lake Lizzie with a liquor still they seized. From left, Billings, Deputies Herman Slatten, William Wessberg and a Mr. Monde; and Otter Tail County… Read More

  • Modest event; momentous occasion

    | Published on December 6, 2016 at 3:31pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    Open house marked ‘new beginning’ for Pelican  schools By CJ Holl – Special Correspondent It wasn’t really an end to something as much as a new beginning as the Pelican Rapids High school held its Grand Opening to showcase the $21.9 million renovation project to the community December 4. There have been public ‘sneak peeks’ of… Read More

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