Local News

  • Ukraine watch

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 9:01am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Area women anxiously monitor news of Russian aggression Vladimir Putin can’t be trusted.  Ukranian-American Irina Christianson predicted almost eight years ago: “(He) won’t stop at Crimea; he will get more of Ukraine under his wing…My heart breaks for them…Sometimes I’m even insulted if people call me Russian. I’m Ukrainian.”  A familiar face in the Pelican area, Irina is… Read More

  • Irina among the immigrant profiles in Joan Ellison book ‘Refuge’

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 8:17am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Excerpted from the book “Refuge—a collaboration,” written by Joan Jarvis Ellison and the late Diane Kimm Ukrainian-American Irina (Greben) Christianson came to the U.S. in 1998 at age 17. Her father Mikhail was a Christian pastor in Ukraine and was persecuted by the Russian KGB for his beliefs.    Irina followed, and went to work about two months after… Read More

  • District Court offers virtual court hearings in Otter Tail County

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 8:00am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Pelican library among sites Otter Tail District Court has established locations in Otter Tail County where people are able to connect to remote Zoom court hearings.  The locations provide access to reliable internet and the technology needed to connect to remote court hearings. Private rooms are available at all three locations for court hearing attendee’s convenience and… Read More

  • Intern pastor at Tonseth Lutheran

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 7:56am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Seminary student Anna Monke Gervais has been commissioned to serve Tonseth Lutheran Church for a year.  A commission program was hosted at the rural Pelican Rapids church on Jan. 23. She lives in Fergus Falls, and is a student at Luther Seminary, St Paul. She is pictured Pastor Eric Schwirian, Trinity Lutheran-Pelican Rapids; and Pastor Jon B…. Read More

  • Winter is a good time to visit Otter Tail County museum

    | Published on January 26, 2022 at 7:49am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    By Tom HintgenOtter Tail County Correspondent The winter season is a good time of year to visit the county museum (Otter Tail County Historical Society) on the west side of Fergus Falls. The exact location is 1110 West Lincoln Avenue, near Van Dyk Park. “We built our new home here in 1973 and moved here from… Read More

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