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  • Looking Back

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:45am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Bosnian familes arrived in Pelican Rapids in 1995   By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago November25, 1920 • Basket Ball: Pelican over Hawley by 21-13 score The Hawley basketball team was here Friday night to play the local high school team. The game was a fast one and Pelican won by a score of 21 to 13. The visiting team… Read More

  • Pelican Rapids: Stronger Together

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:40am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    One of the best things about being in a small town is the connectivity we share. Neighbors are friends. Friends are family. We care about each other. We know that as a small community, we are stronger when we stand together. As we face this new wave of COVID-19, I want to take a minute… Read More

  • Shop local this holiday season… and bring your mask!

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:39am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By John Waller III, president Pelican Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce  As the President of the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce during these difficult time with the Covid-19, I ask everyone to mask up and shop local this Saturday, November 28 and throughout the holiday season and beyond. Many of the local business and services (owned by your… Read More

  • Law enforcement, school officials bracing for long pandemic winter

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:38am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Suicide threat drove home pandemic mental health concerns at local level Mental health is a concern during the pandemic; and it has been mentioned several times at Pelican Rapids School Board meetings.   Fears that COVID-19 stress would take its toll on both staff and students went from speculation to reality last week.  A suicide threat… Read More

  • Pandemic has impact on turkey industry

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 1:44pm CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    No shortage of ‘big birds’–or leftovers–this holiday season, with over-supply of plus-size turkeys Free Thanksgiving turkeys were delivered last week to veterans, cops and ambulance workers by Pelican Rapids American Legion Post 17 volunteers. Recipients needed to be prepared:  1) They needed an extra cubic foot or two in the freezer or refrigerator. 2) They needed a big… Read More

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