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  • Concert at new auditorium helped stock Pelican Rapids food shelf for the holidays

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:15am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It is with great appreciation and humility that I am writing this letter of thanks to the Pelican Rapids community for their support of the new facilities at the high school. Last week, Pelican Rapids Community Education hosted a “Concert of Gratitude” for the public to view our new auditorium. What a great place to appreciate… Read More

  • Zebra mussels, starry stonewort– and now, ‘alien’ swamp crayfish

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:13am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Citizens are best line of defense against onslought of invasive species By Jim Smoger, editor  Wheaton Gazzette Minnesota has been hit by a rash of stories about invasive species in recent months. A few of the examples include: • Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake in Clay County in northwestern Minnesota. It is the… Read More

  • Free speech, expression going hand-in-hand with free enterprise

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:16pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Small businesses are gearing up for the holiday shopping season–including those in the Greater Pelican Area. “Small Business Saturday” is November 26. Locally, the celebration of small business actually starts a day early–Friday, November 25, when downtown Pelican Rapids illuminates for the holidays with the “Lighted Horse Parade” at 6:30 p.m. Businesses will be hosting… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Thanksgiving through the years

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:12pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    A look back at food prices; stores that served Pelican area over the decades This week we’re going to “look back” a little differently. We each have our favorite must-have dishes that comprise our Thanksgiving dinner each year. Here’s a look at how the cost of that dinner has changed through the years. Thanksgiving Menu… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Distracted driving…in 1966

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:27pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    Lake Region linemen assist with storm damage in 1991  McDunn International farm business purchases new location in 1941 By Brenda Brand 50 years ago November 17, 1966 • Cars collide north of town. Two cars collided on Highway No. 9 near the Pelican Bowling Center when one of the vehicles wandered to the left side of the road. John… Read More

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