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  • Boy rescued from icy Pelican River on New Year’s Day 1967

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 3:10pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    Fishing was good on Lida, Prairie Lakes back in 1992 By Brenda Brand 50 years ago, January 5, 1967 • Boy rescued from river. A New Years Day outing nearly ended in tragedy when a 7 year old boy plunged through the thin ice on the Pelican River. David Sharp was walking near the river with an aunt Harriet Sharp of… Read More

  • Whiskey, water, dynamite, dams and dastardly deeds

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 2:53pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Colorful history of Pelican Lake, Pelican River ‘water wars’ include mysterious midnight dam raids by unknown saboteurs By Louis Hoglund The old quote “Whiskey’s for drinkin’ and water’s for fightin’.” has generally been associated with the Old West.  Combatants ranged from cattlemen to farmers to miners to townsfolk–all duking it out over water resources. Water wars weren’t… Read More

  • Looking BACK: Pelican, Detroit Lakes dairy co-ops merged 50 years ago

    | Published on December 28, 2016 at 2:40pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    As U.S. mobilized WW II effort, Otter Tail sets $10,000 goal to Red Cross in 1941 By Brenda Brand 75 years ago – December 25, 1941 • Red Cross asking for funds for war relief. Immediately after the declaration of war, the President of the United States requested the American Red Cross to raise a War Relief Fund of… Read More

  • It’s the most wonderful time… Wait—I can’t feel my ears!

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Daniel Motz, Special Correspondent All joking aside, frostbite is no laughing matter In the last couple of weeks we went from what seemed like forever autumn, to suddenly the dead of winter. And, this reporter isn’t one to complain about the weather, unless you happen to be within five feet of me during the winter. With the invention of… Read More

  • Looking BACK: 1966 UFO illustrated in Pelican Rapids Press

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:21pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    1966 UFO illustrated in Pelican Rapids Press By Brenda Brand 50 years ago – December 22, 1966 • UFO sighted by Pelican couple. An unidentified flying object was sighted by an area farm couple on Sunday evening, December 4 and was observed through binoculars for more than half an hour. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Berg noticed the object in the… Read More

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