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  • A decision for the century…

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 3:08pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Should nostalgia and a ‘Baby Boomer’ sense of entitlement be the driving force in discussions of the Pelican city dam?   “Nostalgia” is a key, underlying issue with the discussion of the  Pelican Rapids city dam. Should it stay? Or should it go? I’ve been very conscious in sympathizing with the sentiment and emotion of Baby Boomers who… Read More

  • As first ‘outstate’ governor in 30 years, Walz could help balance rural-urban interests

    | Published on February 20, 2019 at 10:37am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor We had to stop and think about it for a minute, but it was a bit of a revelation to be reminded that Gov. Tim Walz is the first “out state” governor we’ve had since Rudy Perpich in the 1980s.   Walz, the Democrat who took office in January, is a… Read More

  • Former Pelican school board members reflect on high school renovation; new gym, auditorium

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:57pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Process was long, frustrating–but school upgrades were great product in the end Editor’s note: 2019 will be a pivotal year for Pelican Rapids school board members, faculty-staff, administrators–and families. The Press invited experienced, outgoing school board members to look both backward and forward for insights.  Final comments from those former members; Charlie Blixt, Dena Johnson… Read More

  • Pelican Press earns honors as top website in its category

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:57pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Also awarded for advertising, hard news, photography The Pelican Rapids Press was honored for its online website, taking first place in its class at the 2019 Minnesota Newspaper Association  contest. The Press website, which was re-designed just over a year ago, was ranked by independent, out-of-state newspaper judges as the best site among newspapers in… Read More

  • Area townships were gung ho in meeting war bond sales quotas in 1944

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:55pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Snowmobiles banned from part of Maplewood Park in 1969 because over-fishing fears of impacting new rainbow trout stocking program By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, January 30, 1919 • Pool Hall Sold A deal of considerable importance was made the other day, when Ben Borgerson sold his pool hall to Henry Burau, who will take possession next Monday. Mr…. Read More

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