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  • Henning’s colorful football history detailed in new book by hometown writer

    | Published on July 11, 2017 at 9:54am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    High school football has been popular in Otter Tail County for many decades. Star players from Henning are recalled by many county residents. Area football fans remember Henning natives and football stars such as Don Stueve and Bob Bjorkund who are featured in a new book, “Henning’s Gridiron Giants.” Henning native Cliff Buchan wrote the football book… Read More

  • Pelican Babe Ruth team gearing up for playoffs

    | Published on July 11, 2017 at 9:48am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The Pelican Rapids age 13 and under Babe Ruth team ended their regular season in Ashby on a hot Wednesday night July 5. Playoff action starts July 13. Pictured above, Hunter Williams sliding safely into third base and Chase Restad pitching.

  • Pelican Legion Orange Sox notch win over OTC; drop twin bill to Frazee

    | Published on July 5, 2017 at 9:29am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The Pelican Rapids American Legion Orange Sox baseball team saw action last week, including a home doubleheader against Frazee June 29. But Pelican opened the week’s play with a solid performance against Otter Tail Central–winning 8-4 The Sox took an early lead, with Damien Britton driving in a pair of runs with a single in the first inning…. Read More

  • Another phase of ballpark improvements planned

    | Published on July 5, 2017 at 9:23am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Baseball association will need engineer to sign off on moving grandstand closer to diamond, concludes school board Lights brought night baseball to town a few years ago. Now, the Pelican Rapids Baseball Association has another round of ballpark improvements planned. A proposal to replace the rusting chainlink backstop with nylon netting, and move it 15 feet… Read More

  • Trap shoot, boys golf medalists among Viking school spring sports highlights

    | Published on July 5, 2017 at 9:11am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    A wrap-up of a busy spring at Pelican Rapids High School was presented at the June 27 school board meeting. The activities report from Derrick Nelson, assistant principal and activities director, outlined everthing from shooting sports to golf. The novice trap team was off to a great start with a 1st place standing for the high school team… Read More

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