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  • ‘Code Red’ notification effective tool in recent Pelican area snows

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:27pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Louis Hoglund Recent snows have put convoys of city, county and state snowplows on the road. In a matter of a few days, “we’ve plowed more snow than the past two years put together,” said Pelican Rapids city street superintendent Brian Olson. Pleasantly surprised would describe Olson’s reaction to the cooperation residents and property owners displayed in… Read More

  • City suffers setback on apartment proposal

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 1:13pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Project failed to win $1 million grant, but sights set on applying for 2017 A plan to build a 32-unit apartment complex in the city of Pelican Rapids will be delayed for at least a year, following an announcement that the city and developer did not receive a $1 million grant. City hall learned Dec. 15… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:54pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Snowy scene by the old Mill Pond    We don’t have a date on this photo, but this image of Mill Pond Dam and the surrounding landscape is in sharp contrast to the Mill Pond of today. The damsite now includes the giant Pelican and a recreation area that serves as a centerpiece for summer activities like… Read More

  • Swans grace pool of open water on Prairie Lake

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:45pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    As temperatures plummeted with the onset of winter, open water began vanishing rapidly on area lakes last week. A large flock of swans found one of the few remaining pools of open water on Prairie Lake on Dec. 9, numbering more than 50. PHOTO BY LOUIS HOGLUND

  • New facility, new brand name, new logo

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:22pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Valley ready for new year, new era With a new building almost done, Pelican Valley Health Center is celebrating its new look with a new name. At November’s board meeting, the Hospital District Board of Directors voted to transition the community’s name from Pelican Valley Health Center to Pelican Valley Senior Living. The facility felt… Read More

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