• Paddler relives part of 1958 canoe voyage  

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 2:17pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Erickson brothers, Dick and Oren, participated in Centennial canoe derby on Pelican River over six decades ago  A Labor Day weekend trek on the Pelican River was an opportunity for Dick Erickson to relive an experience from 62 years ago.  In 1958, Erickson took part in a portion of the mile Minnesota Centennial canoe derby. Dick… Read More

  • Pandemic survival 101

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:07am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    COVID-19 was topic of discussion for Pelican lakes area businesses, organizations at annual Chamber meeting “Happy to be back.” That was the comment from one Pelican Rapids business owner, Connie Sjostrom, reflecting back on the three month COVI-19 shutdown at Muddy Moose.  “It was very hard for us,” said Sjostrom, of the Muddy Moose in downtown Pelican. Many… Read More

  • Newlyweds Judy (Siegle), groom Dean making home in Fargo  

    | Published on September 16, 2020 at 4:29pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican area friends from across decades have showered the couple with well-wishes after summer wedding in lakes area By Louis Hoglund Something was missing at the annual, July 4th weekend family shuffleboard tournament.  Most of the extended Siegle family was there — but not Judy Siegle.  She had a valid excuse for missing the family tourney in the… Read More

  • New pastor follows tradition of immigration to historic North Immanuel Lutheran church

    | Published on September 16, 2020 at 3:05pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Sept. 13 was a special Sunday at North Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The rural Pelican Rapids church served as the host to an ordination on Sunday afternoon.  Rev. Isiah Bai was ordained at an afternoon ceremony, just hours after he conducted worship services Sunday morning. The outdoor program also featured the “Band of Faith,” performing outside of the… Read More

  • Positive school finance forecast 

    | Published on September 16, 2020 at 2:24pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Hard to grasp, but COVID pandemic has had ‘positive’ impact on Pelican school budget— at least for now And just like that­ … the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 reversed  the financial future of the Pelican Rapids School District.  The Pelican district was facing the prospect of continued negative cash flow, and reserve funds dipping below $100,000. That’s… Read More

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