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  • Experience at Salvation Army kettle restored faith in our basic kindness

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:29am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    (Editor’s Note:  This letter to the editor is reprinted from a December 2015 edition of the Pelican Rapids Press.  We publish it here for the 2016 holiday season, as a reminder of the upcoming Salvation Army bellringer campaign, which will include a Pelican Rapids site–at Larry’s Super Market.) Based on a challenge by the Mayor, I… Read More

  • Cheering on the Bison

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:28am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican high school graduate is on the NDSU sidelines as Cheer Team squad member It definitely doesn’t resemble–or feel like–the good old days at North Dakota State University Bison football games. For starters: The temperatures are never below freezing; the wind never blows; and the rain and snow never fall inside the Fargodome. This is… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Hallaway Ski Hill under new management in 1966

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:16am CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    1961 Voice of Democracy winners announced Local Christmas Seals drive launched in 1941   By Brenda Brand 50 years ago December 1, 1966 • Holts, Blakes to operate Hallaway Ski Hill. Located east of Pelican Rapids on South Lida, the Hallaway Ski Hill will be operated this year by Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Blake of Dent and Mr. and Mrs…. Read More

  • Concert at new auditorium helped stock Pelican Rapids food shelf for the holidays

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:15am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It is with great appreciation and humility that I am writing this letter of thanks to the Pelican Rapids community for their support of the new facilities at the high school. Last week, Pelican Rapids Community Education hosted a “Concert of Gratitude” for the public to view our new auditorium. What a great place to appreciate… Read More

  • Zebra mussels, starry stonewort– and now, ‘alien’ swamp crayfish

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:13am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Citizens are best line of defense against onslought of invasive species By Jim Smoger, editor  Wheaton Gazzette Minnesota has been hit by a rash of stories about invasive species in recent months. A few of the examples include: • Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake in Clay County in northwestern Minnesota. It is the… Read More

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