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  • Looking Back – Early Jaycees, Rotary club supported milk, hot lunch program in Pelican Rapids schools in 1942

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 3:22pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    By Brenda Brand 75 years ago, January 29, 1942 • Local clubs give first grade a glass of milk a day Not everyone is aware of the fine work being done in our school by the Junior Booster Club and the Rotary Club. The Junior Booster Club is sponsoring a program intended to benefit the first grade. In acordance with… Read More

  • Honor Flights for heroes

    | Published on January 24, 2017 at 4:15pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Greater Pelican area likely to be well represented when plane lifts off for spring veteran trip to Washington D.C. By Louis Hoglund Another “Honor Flight,” offering an opportunity  for  heroes to enjoy the sights of Washington D.C., is planned this spring. And it appears that several military veterans from the greater Pelican Rapids area will be on… Read More

  • Looking Back – Ice conditions forced delay of Lida ice fishing contest in 1992

    | Published on January 24, 2017 at 4:03pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Oddly warm weather drew local golfers to Birchwood–in January–in 1942 By Brenda Brand 25 years ago, January 22, 1992 • Pressure ridge on Lida A “V” shaped ridge has been spotted on Lake Lida, east of Pelican Rapids. The ridge is a long pressure ridge which changes in height according to weather conditions. As temperatures vary, the ice ridge grows… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor…

    | Published on January 24, 2017 at 3:47pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Involving younger, diverse voices will aid in planning Pelican Rapids future By Brent E. Frazier, Mayor, Pelican Rapids  With each new year usually follows the ideas of resolutions, goals, ideas and planning.  The accomplishment of these is usually in the hand of the author, although outside factors can alter the course.  So as an individual should plan… Read More

  • Republicans in legislature lack commitment to stalled state bonding bill

    | Published on January 24, 2017 at 3:43pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Guest Commentary By Jim Smoger, news editor Wheaton Gazzette It is early in the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature, but citizens should be concerned about the lack of commitment being voiced by members of the GOP House regarding the passage of a bonding bill this session. In general, Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and other Republicans… Read More

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