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  • High school instructors boost their welding skills at M State

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 3:12pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske


    Area high school teachers donned welding gear recently as part of a pilot project that’s intended to help their students qualify for high-demand technical jobs. The two-day welding training took place Sept. 22 and 23 in Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s custom mobile welding trailer. The six participating instructors teach in high schools in Ashby,… Read More

  • Impacts of Pelican 4-day week on tests, grades under review

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 3:09pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    By Louis Hoglund The four-day school week, and whether or not the shorter school week has an impact on academics and the statewide test scores, will be part of a continuing discussion by the Pelican Rapids School Board. School officials conducted an annual survey of parents, staff and students earlier this year, as required by schools on… Read More

  • Trimmer valued at $500 stolen from Dunvilla store

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:41pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske


    Taken from Lakeland True Value Hardware, northeast of Pelican Rapids, was a Stihl hedge trimmer valued at $500. Lakeland is located at Dunvilla, along Highway 59 and near Lake Lizzie. Authorities have descriptions of two suspects, one waiting in a vehicle while the other person made the theft at the store. Sheriff deputies continued their investigation after the… Read More

  • Video recordings of Pelican city meetings will be available for check-out at library

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:36pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Video recordings of proceedings of the Pelican Rapids City Council meetings will be available to check out at the Pelican Rapids Public Library. The request to the city council came from Teresa Thornton of the Pelican library board. In a letter to the city, Thornton explained that there have been a number of requests about viewing… Read More

  • Large crowd packs city hall on $3.6 million street-utility plan

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:34pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    By Louis Hoglund The city hall chambers were nearly packed for a public hearing outlining $3.6 million in proposed street, sewer, water and utility improvements. With about 30 packed into the meeting room with the Pelican Rapids City Council, it was as large a crowd as the city had hosted in years. The reason for the unusually full… Read More

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