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  • UFO sightings in the lake country?

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:14pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Two eyewitness accounts from the 1960s reported–and these mysterious flying objects bore no resemblance to Santa’s sleigh and reindeer…. by Louis Hoglund Managing Editor Unidentified Flying Objects over the Greater Pelican Rapids lake country? The holiday season may seem like odd timing for a newspaper column about flying saucers and mysterious images from above and beyond. But… Read More

  • Grad went from cheering Pelican Vikings to the Minnesota Vikings

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:19pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    After publishing a Pelican Rapids Press column Dec.  7  about Nick Thompson, 2015 Pelican High graduate who is a member of the North Dakota State University cheer team–we learned of another Pelican alumni who achieved success on the football field sidelines. Laura Knoll, a 1995 PRHS graduate, was a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader for three seasons in the late… Read More

  • Poor acorn crop combined with harsh winter could impact on area deer herd

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:16pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Runningen  “In and Around Pelican” columnist  I was going to launch into more commentary about the Pelican Rapids city street manhole issue, but thanks to Mother Nature, with her way of fixing things, the problem has been taken care of–for now.  The ice and snow has filled the holes. On the other hand, for those of… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Illness swept through Pelican schools 25 years ago; 20 percent of students home sick

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

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    By Brenda Brand 25 years ago December 11, 1991 • Absentee rate soars as flu bug hits Viking Elementary.  According to information from the principal’s office, 20 percent of the students were absent from school on Monday. Of the 659 students enrolled in grades K-6, 128 students were absent Monday morning and by 11:00 a.m., six students had been… Read More

  • 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

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