Pelican Rapids

Pelican school will have closed campus

Safety is one factor in the Pelican Rapids School Board approving a month-long closed campus for the high school. Students will not be allowed to leave during classes, between classes and during the lunch break. The one-month plan is on a trial basis. Earlier, the school board rejected by a 4-2 vote to have a […]

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Pelican school levy debate in full swing

It’s two months and counting until Pelican Rapids school district voters will decide on whether to approve $600 per pupil in additional operating revenue for the school system. This will mark the fourth levy referendum in four years, with the vote planned Nov. 1. The levy, if approved, would generate close to $731,000 per year […]

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Generator stolen in PR

A rural Pelican Rapids man reported Sunday that a generator and some other items had been stolen from his property. The man, who has a residence on 20300 450th St. (on the north side of Prairie Lake), discovered the 2,000 watt red Honda portable generator missing from an outbuilding. Some alcohol and several gas cans […]

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PR man sentenced for thefts

A 19-year-old Pelican Rapids man was sentenced Friday for his part in a series of thefts from cars at the WestRidge Mall in the winter and spring of 2010. Aldin Nezirevic was convicted of felony theft, and had charges of first degree criminal damage to property and tampering with a motor vehicle dropped. He must […]

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Homeowners scare off burglars

Some burglars were scared away from a rural Pelican Rapids home on Saturday morning after the homeowners caught them burglarizing their garage. The county sheriff’s office reported that some Fargo residents who are staying at a home on the 5100 block of Pelican Point Drive (on the north shore of Pelican Lake) were woken up […]

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Rape investigated north of Pelican Rapids

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged rape that occurred recently north of Pelican Rapids. A woman reported to the Fargo Hospital on Monday and said she had been raped by a man north of the city at a secluded spot. Since she reported the crime in Fargo, the Fargo police will […]

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Pelican school board keeps pay cuts

The Pelican Rapids School Board, in light of continuing financial challenges, will keep its per meeting pay for 2011-12 at the same level as in 2010-11 which was a pay cut from the previous year. Board members will receive $75 per meeting. School Board Chairman Don Perrin, entitled to receive more than the $75 per […]

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WE Fest a tradition for PR family

To most, WE Fest is all about country music, partying and having fun, but to one group from the Pelican Rapids area it is these things and lot more. “It’s one of the only times in the year when our whole family can get together,” said 29-year WE Fester Jeanne Hovland. “It’s become a family […]

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PR resident provided help with WWII novel

When Madison, Wis., native Christine Keleny was researching for a novel about World War II Army nurses, she came in contact with long-time Pelican Rapids resident Marcy Korda, 90. “I was lucky enough to talk to Marcy and get information from an actual surgical nurse from the 95th Evacuation Hospital,” said Keleny, who took part […]

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Home hit by lightning

A rural Pelican Rapids home received minor damage Monday after it was struck by lightning around 5:30 a.m. The old-fashioned two-story farmhouse is located at 17247 400th Street. According to the Pelican Rapids Fire Department, lightning hit the home on the south end of the roof, charring some aluminum roof fixtures and causing some insulation […]

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