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  • DDT was ‘miracle’ pest control, used on WW II soldiers to kill lice

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:09am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Brenda Brand,  Columnist 100 years ago.     October 9, 1919 • New Pool Hall and Bowling Alley J.W. Irish and H.A. Fredrickson are making preparations to open up a pool hall and bowling alley in the Hovey building on Mill Street. They are getting the building in shape, papering and painting, and will have it… Read More

  • Absentee ballots for Nov. 5 referendum now available at Pelican school

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 9:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Absentee ballots are available for the November 5 special election, when voters will be asked to support an increased operating levy for the Pelican Rapids school district. For those voting in person, the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Further details pending.   Absentee voters  may complete the application and vote at the… Read More

  • School levy impact to property taxpayers outlined

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 9:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Public meeting at high school auditorium Oct. 9, 7 p.m. A public information meeting on the Pelican Rapids school’s tax levy referendum is Oct. 9, 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Auditorium.   The public is encouraged to attend.  The Pelican school board has placed the question on the ballot, which would increase taxes, generating approximately $304,000 annually… Read More

  • $4.7 million project includes 36 units, community room, playground, elevators

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 9:50am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Colony is a thirty-six-unit, market rate apartment building in Pelican Rapids.  The Otter Tail County Community Development Agency (CDA) partners with the private-sector, community organizations, and state and local governments to expand housing opportunities and promote business development. The developer of this $4.7 million project is D.W. Jones, Inc., who will be one of the… Read More

  • Housing strategy taking shape 

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 9:49am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City, planning officials focus on available city lots  A brainstorming session, which included a somewhat unusual joint gathering of the Pelican Rapids city council and planning commission members, featured wide-ranging discussion of the city’s housing needs.  Part of the discussion revolved around whether to aggressively prepare and market lots on the large tract of undeveloped, city-owned farmland… Read More

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