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  • Appreciates Pelican police chief’s help in time of need

    | Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:02am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    While living in Pelican Rapids, during the fall of 2016, Police Chief Jeff Stadum treated me with extraordinary kindness and dignity while I was suffering from a mental health crisis. He was very respectful and offered me choices to resolve my situation, which in turn helped me feel more in control and validated as a human being…. Read More

  • Pelican graduate excited about prospects of Pelican-Maplewood Trail

    | Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:01am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    There are many summertime visitors to our charming town and a recreational trail is an opportunity to offer them even more reasons to stay a bit longer… I’m one of the many PRHS alums who left town after graduation but enthusiastically return in the summer months to see family and friends and take advantage of… Read More

  • Two Vikings on Concordia roster in 1992; drought impacted area in 1967

    | Published on September 12, 2017 at 5:20pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    25 years ago  September 9, 1992 • Siegle to explain peer listeners…Who do your children talk to when they don’t talk to you…their friends, and their friends are being trarined as PEER LISTENERS. What do they talk about…Is the program necessary…Who is involved…Is it working…What can parents do? Al Siegle, advisor to the PEER LISTENER Group… Read More

  • Pelican should be proud of behavior of young soccer student-athletes

    | Published on September 12, 2017 at 5:12pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    I was at the Pizza Ranch in Alexandria yesterday when this bus stopped and about 40-50 soccer players and coaches from Pelican Rapids unloaded and came in to eat. I thought to myself: it’s about to get loud and the buffet is going to empty out fast. Instead, I was very impressed at how well mannered and… Read More

  • Supporting community: ‘Inclusive Pelican Rapids’

    | Published on September 12, 2017 at 4:55pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Roundtable discussions re-invigorate Pelican’s strong history of community-building and cross-cultural understanding By Anne Marie Spidahl Guest contributor “Engrave this upon your heart: there isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you heard the story.” With this quote from Benedictine nun Mary Lou Kownacki, facilitator Barbara Horner began the most recent meeting of “Inclusive Pelican Rapids.” The seventeen community… Read More

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