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  • Holiday Bucks aid ‘Shop Small’ campaignin Pelican area Dollars available at Bell, Minn. National Banks

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:41am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    “Shop Small” is being promoted in the Pelican Rapids area, and local banks are aiding the campaign with “Holiday Bucks.”  Similar to previous years, Pelican Rapids area “Holiday Bucks” are available through Bell Bank and Minnesota National Bank. Using Pelican “Holiday Bucks” provides shoppers with a 10 percent discount right off the bat. For $90, shoppers can… Read More

  • Happy New Year at Pelican Valley: With nearly full rooms, revenues rebounding; local care facility off to strong fiscal start

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:40am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican Valley levy is $750,000, spread across seven townships, two cities The new year started early—and happier—for the Pelican Valley Senior Living operation.  Revenues were $60,000 over projections, occupancy at the assisted living centers was near 100 percent; and expenses were at or below expectations in almost all departments.  “It’s amazing what census counts will do,” said Pelican Valley… Read More

  • Pool-aquatic center bids higher than projections; council plans next step

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:34am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    An area firm was low bidder for the proposed Pelican Rapids swimming pool and aquatic center—but higher than original projections.  Rising costs for materials and labor, and a general uptick in inflation, may be factors in the $4.62 million low bid.  Submitting the low bid was Perham-based Hammers Construction.  The original estimate, dating back a couple of years,… Read More

  • Land transfer to county underway

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 11:30am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Move sets stage for public park near south Pelican Lake shore By Thomas HintgenSpecial Correspondent The county board of commissioners, on Nov. 23, approved the acquisition of land adjacent to Fish Lake, south of Pelican Lake and northeast of Pelican Rapids. In August of 2020 a landowner expressed interest in donating 165 acres of land to Otter… Read More

  • Education Week classroom visit brought apples to Pelican teachers—courtesy Legion

    | Published on November 23, 2021 at 1:52pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Distributing apples to Pelican Rapids teachers during American Education Week has been a tradition for the Pelican Rapids American Legion Post. The delivery crew, pictured here, walked the halls of both the Pelican Rapids High School and the Pelican Viking Elementary School delivering apples on November 18. PHOTOS BY LOU HOGLUND

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