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  • Maplewood State Park should adopt from Quality Deer Management concepts

    | Published on October 31, 2017 at 10:00am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Bob Bowers Guest Column Quality Deer Management–seems many hunters in the area have certainly adopted this idea. Most hunters today are not hunting for meat to feed themselves or their families. Many watch for hours before pulling the trigger. This is the theory of Quality Deer Management: Producing bigger bucks. But how do they get big, if you don’t shoot small… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor: Abandoning community center was a move backward for Pelican

    | Published on October 31, 2017 at 9:50am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Brent Frazieer, mayor City of Pelican Rapids After many years of dreaming, discussion, studying, and community task force meetings, a conclusion has been reached on what will be done with the construc- tion, repairs and retrofitting of the Pelican Rapids City Hall building. The Pelican Rapids City Public Hearing Oct. 19 attracted as many people that I can ever recall at… Read More

  • North Korea: Pelican area veterans comment on past, present conflict

    | Published on October 24, 2017 at 2:25pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Richard C. Kagan Star Lake  While watching Ken Burns TV documentary on The Vietnam War, I was struck by the interviews he presented. They were not just of the American soldiers and pundits, nor just of the South Vietnamese citizens and warriors, but of the North Vietnamese and their Southern allies, the Viet Cong, who… Read More

  • Testimony from public offered varied views on Pelican community center

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:28pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Nearly 40 attended the public hearing on the Pelican Rapids city-hall renovations October 10, which ended in the defeat of a proposal to convert the upper level into a community center. Following are excerpts from the public input portion of the meeting: • One of the committee members who first served on the community center task force in 2012, Judy Tabbut, was teary-eyed when she spoke… Read More

  • Is Pelican Lake–or the world,for that matter–prepared for the creative impulses of Dirk Lenthe?

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:19pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    “Eccentric” might be an appropriate personality trait to assign Dirk Lenthe–the guy with a 25-foot-tall steel loon which, at this point, he’s not entirely certain what to do with. Seven feet taller than Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan; and twice the height of Babe the Blue Ox–the steel creation isn’t exactly a living room piece. “I have been accused of being eccentric,” laughed Lenthe, who was denied… Read More

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