• Testimony from public offered varied views on Pelican community center

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


    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


    “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


    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


    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


    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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