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  • Looking Back…Drifting, hard-pack snow halted Pelican-Fergus Falls train a century ago

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:56am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, January 20, 1921 • Hard Going for the Pelican Train The Pelican train had some difficulty in getting to Fergus Monday as there was a bad wind Sunday which drifted the snow and dirt badly. This packed so hard that the train could not get thru, and shoveling had to be… Read More

  • ‘Abuser in chief’ Trump will be gone, but pain of abuse will linger

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:54am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    The pain of being abused does not go away when the abuser goes away. The pain sticks around and changes to something not quite as awful as the abuse was, but it doesn’t go away, not ever. It’s always there, never fully buried, able to be triggered by the most benign word or look or… Read More

  • What have I done for America today? 

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:54am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    The Washington D.C. insurrectionists are not the patriots they claim to be… The actions taken on Jan. 6 were also not conservative. A core tenet of conservativism is to conserve, to protect the institutions established by previous generations.  Guest Column by Jordan Rasmusson Minn. State House of Representatives  Republican-Fergus Falls  “Young man, what have you done for… Read More

  • Peeking into the mail bag… 

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:53am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Notes are reassuring glimpse at readers’ fond views, memories of Pelican Rapids  Farewell to Donald Trump…That was the plan for a column this week.  But there is too much to say on that topic. But too little time and too little newspaper space. Also—too stressful.  Maybe next week. Instead, I checked the “mail bag.”  A pile of… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:43am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    State Highway 59, 108 reconstruction will bring ‘facelift’ to downtown Pelican Rapids By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Over the course of time, most communities are involved in several plans and projects. These always begin as short or long range plans, which in time escalate into projects. Many of these projects are visionary plans and ideas… Read More

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