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  • Hallaway ski liquidated in 1968; now part of Maplewood

    | Published on July 17, 2018 at 7:27pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    100 years ago July 18, 1918 • River Viewers Results The river viewers appointed by the Otter Tail County Commissioners, who investigated the merits and demerits of the proposed ditch to straighten the Pelican River south of town, have submitted their report. They find the cost of such a ditch would be greater than the benefits derived from the… Read More

  • Double drowning on Lake Lida, 1918, ‘most shocking ever’

    | Published on July 10, 2018 at 3:52pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    100 years ago July 11, 1918 • The Fourth Pelican Rapids was the most deserted place on the Fourth you ever saw. The inhabitants celebrated at various places, some going to Fergus Falls, some to the picnic in Rosholt’s Grove and many to various other places to spend the day at the lakes, picnicking and fishing. • SHOCKING TRAGEDY Lake… Read More

  • Determined Erhard area veterans unveil memorial

    | Published on July 10, 2018 at 3:49pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Never underestimate the willpower of a U.S. Armed Forces veteran. Eight flags, flying proudly over the community of Erhard, are a proud testimony to the determination of veterans. The flags were up for Erhard’s 4th of July celebration–but the fundraising campaign was so successful, that the landscape setting was still under construction. When Air Force veteran Gene Nygaard set his sights… Read More

  • The Wait… A dispatch from Pres. Trump rally

    | Published on July 3, 2018 at 3:55pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Anne Marie Spidahl, Special Correspondent In the sweltering heat of the Red River Valley, thousands of supporters of the president Donald Trump waited June 27. The seemingly miles-long line—peppered with the enigmatic, fire-engine-red hats—snaked through and around the trucks and cars packing the Scheel’s Arena parking lot, and the impressive row of port-a-potties set up before it. … Read More

  • Motorist broken down gives Pelican business owners, community ‘high marks’

    | Published on July 3, 2018 at 3:54pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Traveling through Pelican Rapids Friday night, June 22, on my way to the lakes area–on my normal path through the beautiful view of 108–I had some trouble with the boat bearings going out just a few miles east of town.  I  ended up at Arntson electric and met a man by the name of Richard Arntson… Read More

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