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Make your home and career in Pelican Rapids—a Western Minnesota community of 2,400 that honors its history and its lakes.
Enjoy a mix of the old and the new in Pelican Rapids. Shop in an eclectic shopping district that reflects the town’s ethnic diversity. Join in Pelican Rapids’ love of the arts at events like Art in the Park.
Find ample swimming, fishing and boating opportunities at the 1,000-plus lakes in Otter Tail County. Or, take in the scenic beauty of Maplewood State Park and two city parks.
The Pelican Rapids School District serves 1,000 children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Students benefit from a district that challenges them to become lifelong learners, independent thinkers, respectful individuals, and responsible citizens.
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Essentia Health St. Mary's-Pelican Rapids Clinic