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  • Fire fighting, circa 1918, Pelican Rapids

    | Published on August 14, 2018 at 4:55pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    100 years ago August 15, 1918 • Editorial by E.L. Peterson  What Shall We Do About It? Our peaceful little village was suddenly awakened last week to the fact that our fire protection is woefully inadequate-in fact antiquated and practically useless. We had to stand by with arms folded, figuratively speaking, and see one of the costly and… Read More

  • Odds and Ends: Emergency crews commended; injured farmer aided by volunteer harvest crew

    | Published on August 14, 2018 at 4:50pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The efforts of area emergency crews, first responders, firefighters and other emergency crews never ceases to amaze me. A Sunday morning emergency call to South Immanuel Lutheran Church, southwest of Pelican Rapids, reaffirmed our faith in local responders. A terrible ankle break was sustained by Pelican’s Wayne Bakken, at the foot of the stairway at the country church…. Read More

  • From the Pen of the Mayor: Pelican baseball association hit it ‘out of the park’ with state Legion tourney

    | Published on August 14, 2018 at 4:43pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brent Frazier Mayor, Pelican Rapids The dust has completely settled from the baserunners sliding into home plate, so now is the time for assessment and reflection of the baseball tournament which was recently played in Pelican Rapids. The honor was truly ours as the Minnesota American Legion Division II State Baseball Tournament made a stop in Pelican Rapids during… Read More

  • ‘Use-ta’ be in good physical shape?

    | Published on August 14, 2018 at 12:20pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    When it comes to fitness it isn’t what you ‘use-ta’ do–it’s about what you’re doing now By Tom Haggenmiller, World Titled Power Lifter Guest Columnist Ever come across the “use-stas?” You know the person: whatever you are doing now, they “use-ta.” They “use-ta when they were in high school” or college of course, they use-ta. When they were in school they… Read More

  • A look back at downtown Crazy Days promotion, 1968

    | Published on August 7, 2018 at 8:44am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    100 years ago August 8, 1918 • Big Fire – Dr. Knudson loses beautiful home Last Thursday afternoon at about four o’-clock the fire bell rang notifying the villagers that there was a fire somewhere in the village. People dropped their work and ran. The fire was found to be in Dr. J.F. Knudson’s barn in the north part of… Read More

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