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  • Recreational trail users like bicyclists should be taxed

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:09pm CDT 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 CDT 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 CDT 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 CDT 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 CDT 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

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