• Remembering Dianne Kimm

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 3:20pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    She made her little piece of earth around Pelican a better place “No matter what your station in life, in the eyes of God–what matters most is what is in your heart, and your deeds.” That was one of the heartwarming comments made by Rob Kimm, at his mother’s funeral Dec. 28. The late Dianne Kimm “made… Read More

  • Looking back at 2016 while making resolutions for 2017

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 3:18pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    By Daniel Motz Special Correspondent Ah, the feeling of the old year skittering behind us, and a new year coming around the corner. Normally, I think about the places I have been and the things I have seen in the past year when this time of year comes around. I also normally don’t make New Year’s resolutions,… Read More

  • West Central Initiative is Pelican area’s community foundation

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 3:17pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    The new year is a great time to remind west central Minnesota residents that West Central Initiative is YOUR regional community foundation. That means we work with citizens, public officials and organizations from your community and county to make west central Minnesota a great place to live, work and raise families. Locally, West Central Initiative: • Assist… Read More

  • Boy rescued from icy Pelican River on New Year’s Day 1967

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 3:10pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    Fishing was good on Lida, Prairie Lakes back in 1992 By Brenda Brand 50 years ago, January 5, 1967 • Boy rescued from river. A New Years Day outing nearly ended in tragedy when a 7 year old boy plunged through the thin ice on the Pelican River. David Sharp was walking near the river with an aunt Harriet Sharp of… Read More

  • Whiskey, water, dynamite, dams and dastardly deeds

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 2:53pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Colorful history of Pelican Lake, Pelican River ‘water wars’ include mysterious midnight dam raids by unknown saboteurs By Louis Hoglund The old quote “Whiskey’s for drinkin’ and water’s for fightin’.” has generally been associated with the Old West.  Combatants ranged from cattlemen to farmers to miners to townsfolk–all duking it out over water resources. Water wars weren’t… Read More

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