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  • Only in and around Pelican

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 2:26pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Obnoxiously loud ‘redneck’ rigs are a hearing hazard Editor’s Note: Many of our readers will recognize the name of this columnist, Tom Runningen, as a local “social critic” with an opinion on just about everything. He’s a regular at the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall, where he has been irritating his fellow “pool hall gang members”… Read More

  • ‘Crushing out the vile…and degrading southern institution’

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 2:12pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Many of Otter Tail County’s ‘founding fathers’ were Civil War veterans–including Scambler and Dunn By Louis Hoglund One need look no further than an Otter Tail County plat book to recognize how important veterans are to the history of the area. Civil War veterans, specifically, during the early decades of Otter Tail’s evolution, played crucial roles in the… Read More

  • LETTER: Trap shoot team has been great addition to Pelican school sports programs

    | Published on June 30, 2016 at 4:49pm CDT BOOST Creative| Author: BOOST Creative

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    In only their second year as an organized sports team at Pelican Rapids High School, the Viking Trap Shooters continue to climb the ladder to success. Congratulations to this fine team of trap shooting athletes for their accomplishment of finishing in seventh place out of a field of twenty-one teams at the recent 2016 Trap Shooting… Read More

  • LETTER: Visitors experience Pelican hospitality first hand

    | Published on June 30, 2016 at 4:48pm CDT BOOST Creative| Author: BOOST Creative

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    For each of the last ten years or so, one of our annual highlights has been our long-weekend fishing trip to Pelican Rapids. Every year our small group of friends gains an appreciation for the community and its people. Time and time again we have seen that Pelican Rapids’ residents are friendly, helpful, talented, and generous. Our… Read More

  • EDITORIAL: Debates such as recent downtown Pelican project, can be a healthy exercise

    | Published on June 30, 2016 at 4:47pm CDT BOOST Creative| Author: BOOST Creative

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    Downtown Pelican Rapids has been the subject of debate and discussion over the past two weeks. At issue was a plan to create a higher density apartment unit on the north side, in the so-called “Card Brokers” building. In a nutshell, the plan called for an extended stay apartment for up to eight tenants. Extended stay translated… Read More

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