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  • Holiday schedule, new staff hired at library

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:48pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Hours will be limited during the holiday season  at the Pelican Rapids Public Library. The holiday schedule was announced at the Dec. 13 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting, by library director Annie Wrigg. The library will be closed December 23-26 over the Christmas weekend; and also from December 30 to January 2 on the New Year weekend. In… Read More

  • Pelican, Vergas fire squads among many who battled blaze at Perham OK Tire

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:47pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids and Vergas firefighters were among nearly a dozen area squads that answered the call to Perham, where the OK Tire business was destroyed in a blaze that continued through the night Dec. 13-14. Pelican sent a tanker to the scene to assist, as firefighters battled not only the blaze but temperatures below 0 degrees… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:45pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Graffiti uncovered on Grove Lake Church bell during repair, re-shingling after woodpeckers attacked steeple After we published an article a couple weeks ago about woodpeckers pounding holes through the Grove Lake Lutheran Church steeple, we discovered that Mother Nature wasn’t the only “vandal” with a mischievous disregard for church property. Lifelong church member Gary Haugrud confessed… Read More

  • Pelican school business manager named

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:36pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Former Subway owner, Pelican Councilman CJ Holl takes post By Louis Hoglund A Pelican Rapids businessman who recently took aim at helping with the business of the state will be the top business officer at the Pelican Rapids School District. CJ Holl, who campaigned  for the Minnesota State House of Representatives in 2016 but lost to longtime legislator… Read More

  • Two inches of snow is trigger for city of Pelican Rapids plowing

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:29pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The city has revised some of its snow and ice maintenance practices in Pelican Rapids–and thinks “two inches” as the trigger for plowing. When snowfall measures two inches, the city launches the process. Residents and businesses are urged to move vehicles from streets and avenues. If vehicles are left on the street after the snowplows go… Read More

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