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  • From the pen of the mayor… With snow-ice season here, time for refresher course on Minnesota winter driving

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 1:21pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, it looks that way when we observe all the beautiful lights and decorations which adorn so many businesses, homes and yards throughout the community of Pelican Rapids, but gone is the white fluffy snow which is very common to all of us at this time of year. … Read More

  • Reckless spending causing prices to rise

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 12:45pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK

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    ‘Supply Chain Boogeyman’ is a distraction from real economic issues Commentary: Rep. Jordan Rasmusson Minn. State House of Representatives Republican-Otter Tail County  The holiday season is upon us and increased prices on goods and services and even the meals we share with loved ones this time of the year are putting added strain on family budgets. This problem… Read More

  • Nearly 1 million pounds of turkey output by Pelican farm co-op in 1946

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 12:09pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK

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    15 carloads of potatos, butter, eggs shipped out of Pelican in 1921 100 years ago, December 1, 1921 • A Long Train A big trainload of freight was taken out from here Tuesday morning, one of the largest there has been for a long time, and the old engine had all it could do to make the… Read More

  • Echo Bay park will maintain glimpse of Pelican Lake in pre-developement era

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 12:07pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK

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    Echo Bay, one of the last undeveloped parts of Pelican Lake will become a park. (See related article this week on Otter Tail County Board action on the newest public park in the area.) It deserves to be maintained as a place where people can experience the lake as it was before nearly every inch was… Read More

  • It takes a community to stage an event like the Pelican Rapids Lighted Horse Parade

    | Published on December 1, 2021 at 12:06pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK

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    I want to send out a big thank you to all who helped make the 25th Annual Lighted Horse Parade a success and kick off the holiday season. A big thank you to the teamsters, teams and the sponsors. It takes a community to make this such a huge success. A big thank you also to… Read More

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