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  • Otter Tail fans remember Elgin Baylor

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:37am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    On April 12, 1960, Minneapolis Lakers star Elgin Baylor, 25, joined his teammates to play a Jaycees-sponsored benefit basketball game in Fergus Falls. Longtime sports fans in Otter Tail County believe that Baylor, who later played with the Lakers after they moved to Los Angeles, is arguably the greatest athlete ever to perform in this area… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:16am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Girls basketball has come a long way since 1912, as reflected in historic photo

  • Soccer’s back this summer in Pelican

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:00am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican Rapids was well on its way to a reputation as “Soccer Town, Heartland, USA,” when the 2020 pandemic hit.  Now 2021. Vaccinations are mounting. Our world becoming less—abnormal.  And…soccer’s back.  Plans for the revival of the popular Pelican Rapids soccer league were outlined for the Pelican Rapids City Council March 30. Pelican Rapids United Soccer Association is… Read More

  • Pelican Rapids Lady Vikings STATE BOUND

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 10:26am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Tollefson’s 30 points propel Lady Vikes to title By Steve Frendin Special Correspondent Who says lightning can’t strike twice? Just over a year ago on March 6, 2020, the Pelican Rapids girls basketball team upset the Fergus Falls Otter girls in the Section 8AA Championship game. Maddie Guler fired in a last second ‘lightning bolt’ for the 43 to… Read More

  • Free throws a big factor in lifting Pelican over Barnesville in overtime

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 10:21am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids girls basketball team advanced to the section 8AA championship game with a victory over Barnesville 46-39 in overtime.  “The girls did a nice job of making free-throws and keeping their composure during the game especially during overtime,” said coach Brian Korf.   There were many lead changes throughout the first half. Going into halftime, the… Read More

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