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  • Poor acorn crop combined with harsh winter could impact on area deer herd

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:16pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Runningen  “In and Around Pelican” columnist  I was going to launch into more commentary about the Pelican Rapids city street manhole issue, but thanks to Mother Nature, with her way of fixing things, the problem has been taken care of–for now.  The ice and snow has filled the holes. On the other hand, for those of… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Illness swept through Pelican schools 25 years ago; 20 percent of students home sick

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:09pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    By Brenda Brand 25 years ago December 11, 1991 • Absentee rate soars as flu bug hits Viking Elementary.  According to information from the principal’s office, 20 percent of the students were absent from school on Monday. Of the 659 students enrolled in grades K-6, 128 students were absent Monday morning and by 11:00 a.m., six students had been… Read More

  • Recreational trail users like bicyclists should be taxed

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:09pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Highway construction and maintenance is funded by vehicle registration fees and taxes on gasoline.  Recreation trails should be funded by registration fees on bicycles and taxes on riding and running apparel, safety helmets and pads, and energy drinks. Riders should also be required to have liability insurance to cover injuries to pedestrians. Larry Albright, Underwood

  • LOOKING BACK – Holidays of the past recalled in Pelican area

    Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:31am CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    By Brenda Brand 50 years ago, December 8, 1966 • Two Christmas programs set at school. Annual Christmas programs by high school and elementary school students have been scheduled for the 15th and 19th of December. The Jr. and Sr. High vocal groups will present their concert on the 15th. Directed by Lyle Hanson and Alice… Read More

  • 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

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