Blueprint for PR taking shape [UPDATED]Published 10:17am Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated 12:18pm Friday, November 16, 2012
A task force to update the long-range, comprehensive plan for Pelican Rapids drew nearly 30 residents to its initial meeting Nov. 8. Under consideration are business trends and a population analysis.
Currently, the largest demographic is youth five and under. This statistic will affect planning for schools for years to come.
Pelican Rapids is the third largest city in Otter Tail County. From 2000 to 2010 Pelican Rapids gained in population by 4 percent, while Fergus Falls dropped in population.
The task force will meet several more times over the winter. Hearings and forums will also be held where the public is encouraged to attend and participate.