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  • Newspaper reading program offers local news to hearing impaired

    | Published on January 17, 2017 at 2:36pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Lion’s Newspaper Reading Program provides visually and physically impaired listeners the opportunity to appreciate hearing some of their local news. While we do have a list of loyal readers, there is always some turnover and we could use some new readers. We are also looking for a volunteer who would be able to help us… Read More

  • With new Pelican ‘Leaders’ gym dedicated, cheerleaders of Viking past remembered

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 3:09pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Nobody was more surprised than the cheer team members when Pelican took second at state two years in a row back in 2000-2001 Cheerleading at Pelican Rapids school sporting events hit a sweet spot for a number of Viking alumni, as evidenced by a number of contacts we’ve had at the Pelican Rapids Press. We published… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor – Pelican graduate’s return reminded her that her hometown is a great place

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 2:55pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    I was born and raised on a farm near Rollag, Minnesota, and attended and graduated from Pelican Rapids schools.  After one year of college, I moved east, working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for six years. While there, I met my husband; we later moved to Virginia (just outside Washington, D.C.) where we still live. My parents moved… Read More

  • In and around Pelican Rapids

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 2:53pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Recalling skiing, sledding in Pelican Rapids area By Tom Runningen, “In and Around Pelican” columnist 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. A Pelican Rapids native, Runningen is a regular at the Pool Hall. The Press decided to… Read More

  • Looking Back – Recycling promoted locally for U.S. war effort in 1942

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 2:50pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Frazee was fire chief 75 years ago; Concordia singers included Pelican grads in 1967 By Brenda Brand 75 years ago, January 8, 1942 • Save paper in Pelican Everyone is anxious to do his part in national defense, but it is sometimes hard to be able to find anything definite. Without much trouble, however, everyone can save paper and… Read More

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