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  • Testimony from public offered varied views on Pelican community center

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:28pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Nearly 40 attended the public hearing on the Pelican Rapids city-hall renovations October 10, which ended in the defeat of a proposal to convert the upper level into a community center. Following are excerpts from the public input portion of the meeting: • One of the committee members who first served on the community center task force in 2012, Judy Tabbut, was teary-eyed when she spoke… Read More

  • Is Pelican Lake–or the world,for that matter–prepared for the creative impulses of Dirk Lenthe?

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:19pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    “Eccentric” might be an appropriate personality trait to assign Dirk Lenthe–the guy with a 25-foot-tall steel loon which, at this point, he’s not entirely certain what to do with. Seven feet taller than Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan; and twice the height of Babe the Blue Ox–the steel creation isn’t exactly a living room piece. “I have been accused of being eccentric,” laughed Lenthe, who was denied… Read More

  • Global fight against polio includes Pelican Rotary efforts since 1988

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 12:46pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The global fight against polio has champions in the form of Bill and Melinda Gates building allies everywhere– including Pelican Rapids. World Polio Day is Oct. 24, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, will host a worldwide television stream at 12:30 p.m. The polio campaign was outlined at the Pelican Rapids Rotary… Read More

  • Fergus Falls forum takes on pipeline proposal

    | Published on October 10, 2017 at 4:41pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sierra Club, Red Lake Native speakers deliver pitch against N. Minnesota pipeline at M-State campus meeting By Benjamin Spidahl Special Contributor The Otter Tail County Indivisible organization and Sierra Club North Star Chapter provided information on the proposed Enbridge Line 3 Replacement, a new pipeline which would carry crude oil from the Alberta Tar Sands through Minnesota to Superior, WI. Judy… Read More

  • Pelican Lake group again leading anti-muskie campaign

    | Published on October 10, 2017 at 4:10pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Things were “all quiet on the muskie front”–or so it seemed. The controversial issue over the introduction and stocking of the aggressive predator-fish hadn’t been prominently in the headlines for a year or more. That changed in the Otter Tail County lake region in September and October, when the Pelican Lake Property Owners Association delivered a detailed stack of documents and… Read More

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