• Mill Pond linked forever to town’s history

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 1:32pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    From industrial mill to hydro-electric power to tourist attraction–pond helped define Pelican Rapids Former Pelican Rapids mayor and history enthusiast Wayne Runningen has been gathering information on the city’s iconic “Mill Pond.” The pond and dam closely parallel the growth of the town–as well as some red-letter dates such as the fire destroying the Frazee Mill;… Read More

  • ‘What’s Right?’ March 8 edition

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 1:28pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    More comments on good things happening in the greater Pelican area State parks are among top touristsites in state–including Maplewood State Parks have 32 of the top 50 spots for tourism visits statewide. In the Central Area,  Lake Carlos State Park is number 3, Maplewood State Park is number 6, and Glendalough State Park near Battle Lake is… Read More

  • Looking Back: ‘Deer drive’ 75 years ago counted 43 animals in Scambler Twsp.

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 1:26pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    Sand Lake opened up for ‘extreme’ fishing in 1967 100 years ago March 8, 1917 • Boys win county corn contest The final data on the acre yield corn contest of Otter Tail county has been summarized. James Cole of Pelican Rapids, wins the honor of being the best corn grower in the county with a yield of 95… Read More

  • Catholic Charities urges donations for March FoodShare

    | Published on March 7, 2017 at 1:16pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign is underway. While many people choose to abstain from meat or other food treats, for clients at Catholic Charities Emergency Services, fasting is their daily reality. Nearly 40% of the people served by Emergency Services are children. Their parents sometimes eat less or nothing at all so their children can eat. Carole, one of… Read More

  • Looking Back: VFW’s Voice of Democracy winner 50 years ago was Faythe Haugrud

    | Published on February 28, 2017 at 12:52pm CST prpress| Author: prpress


    Pelican joined campaign to collect books for  World War II effort in 1942 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago March 1, 1917 • Suffrage Bill is passed Minnesota House of Representatives final vote to grant suffrage to women passed 85-41. This bill provides for an amendment to the state constitution. One wing of Suffragists opposed the Peterson Bill as… Read More

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