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  • ‘Ugly Truck Contest’ was a display of rusty metal in 1994

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:28am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Familiar names were new Rotary Club officers in 1969 by Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago    July 10, 1919 • Register automobiles Minnesota’s new automobile registration law took effect July 1st. Each automobile sold in the state, beginning July 4 must first be registered with the register of deeds of the county and the facts of the sale… Read More

  • Young student delivers a ‘piece of her mind’ in letter to editor on dam issue

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:26am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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     A young visitor to Pelican Rapids exercised her right of free speech and expression, when she marched into the Pelican Rapids Press office with a handwritten letter to the editor. She handed it over and asked that it be published in the local paper.  We were delighted to receive this editorial comment, from Taya Nicholls,… Read More

  • Pelican dam: Q and A

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:23am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City compiles series of questions regarding impact of dam removal; DNR responses printed 1) If planning, funding and construction all meet projected timelines, what is estimated date for the river restoration project to be completed? If funding is approved, the money will be appropriated to us July 1st, 2020 with a maximum timeline of 5 years… Read More

  • A sampling of comments following widespread publicity on Press graduation photo column

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:18am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Editor’s Note:  Published here are just a few of the thousands of comments that were posted, emailed or texted to the Pelican Rapids Press, following the June 12 column regarding a Facebook post critical of the Press graduation photos, because Somali students were prominently pictured in several of the images.   Subsequent media coverage propelled… Read More

  • Letters to THE EDITOR: Inspired by spirit of inclusion, writer will visit Pelican

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:16am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Thank you for your wonderful philosophy and public action for inclusiveness of all peoples.  Fantastic article in response to an uninformed, scared (?) individual who seems clueless about American history and what truly makes our country “great.” I will make a point of visiting your fine community of Pelican Rapids when I am in Minnesota later… Read More

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