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  • Looking Back…

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:14am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, April 7, 1921 • Daily Service, with Scheduled Trips to Nearby Towns Planned One of the best retail trade developers yet planned for Fergus Falls is the Motor Transit Company, organized this week by local citizens to put large motor busses in operation soon to cover many nearby towns. Route 1 will… Read More

  • Pelican Class of 1979 applauds 2021 Lady Vikings basketball

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:13am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Thanks to the Pelican Rapids Press for this trip down memory lane (girls basketball column in April 1 edition). The entire Pelican Rapids High School girls basketball team of 1979 team was cheering on the Lady Vikings over the past few weeks, and watching the games from as far away as Montana, Connecticut and South Dakota. … Read More

  • More memories of the old swimming hole

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I feel compelled to respond in agreement to the memories of the Evenson siblings about the swimming hole above the dam in the 1950s and 1960s. (Published March 25 in the Press.) I first noticed the picture of the swimming area which is the way I remembered it in 1961. I applaud the Evensons for the… Read More

  • Spring-time is maple syrup time 

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Syrup folks have been hard at it—so have those behind Vergas spring festival coming April 10  That’s quite a racket they got goin’ on over at the Ditch family dental office in Pelican Rapids.  Doc Daniel fixes up a cavity—then one of his staff sends you out the door with a bottle of home-brewed maple… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor…

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:41am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    City’s stormwater system essential for rain water, snowmelt, run-off  By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  We all are aware that rainfall and snowmelt on lawns, gardens and other grassy surfaces is absorbed into the ground. So then, where does the water go that falls on the streets, parking lots and all other impervious surfaces… Read More

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