• 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


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Only in and around Pelican

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    From the Pelican Pool Hall and beyond…Folks reflect on election Editor’s Note: Many of our readers will recognize the name of this columnist, Tom Runningen, as a local “social critic” with an opinon on just about everything.  He’s a regular at the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall.  The Pelican Press decided to bring his commentary out of… Read More

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