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  • Looking Back…

    | Published on February 17, 2021 at 9:24am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, February 17, 1921 • New Furniture and Undertaking Establishment It is understood Pelican Rapids is to have a new furniture store and undertaking establishment in the near future. Olson & Grina of Underwood are to be the proprietors and they are to open up for business in the Ole Maland building… Read More

  • Pelican pedestrian questions roundabouts

    | Published on February 17, 2021 at 9:23am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    To the editor: Hello!  I was reading about the roundabouts  that are being considered for downtown Pelican Rapids planning. It’s safter now where as it is.  The  signal lights with red, yellow and green assist with pedestrian crossing. But if we have the roundabouts, there is walkway path in the drawings —but NO signal lights for pedestrians. There are… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor …  

    | Published on February 17, 2021 at 9:22am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Campaign for new swim center, ‘water park’ has been community effort By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  We all have our own fond memories and experiences of our first swimming holes and locations when we were children. This author remembers swimming on the west shore of Lake Crystal. Although the area was mostly composed of sand… Read More

  • Odds and ends…

    | Published on February 17, 2021 at 9:20am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Farmer elevator demo brought back memories for Merle Hough Merle Hough is a guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from: Pelican Rapids.  A Pelican graduate, Merle keeps up with his hometown—even though the company he founded in 1969 is headquartered in Detroit Lakes.  The recent demolition of the Pelican Rapids Farmers Elevator was an opportunity… Read More

  • Pelican Chamber member campaign underway for 2021

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 9:08am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Optimism mounts for ‘best year ever’ By John Waller III, president  Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce  Whether you were a business owner, employee, customer or an individual, 2020 was a tough year for us all.  This year in 2021, I encourage you all to consider becoming a member of the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce and… Read More

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