Opinions: Column

  • Look up…to get look at architecture, history, design of main street buildings

    | Published on July 31, 2019 at 11:06am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    County Historical Society tour of Pelican offered fascinating look at buildings–and history behind them By Louis Hoglund For those interested in main street history, a simple two word  bit of advice:  “Look upward.” Across the decades, the pedestrian-level storefronts tend to change with the times, fashions and trends.  But the upper reaches of the structures, typically,… Read More

  • Cormorant village had its own ‘Fair’ in 1944–with 107 exhibits

    | Published on July 31, 2019 at 11:03am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Pelican anti-booze women sent Pepsi to Vietnam in 1969 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, July 31, 1919 • Farmers calling for help Some of the farmers are calling on the village for help in shocking their grain. A small crew shocked J.H. Rietz’s rye field a short time ago. Last week Friday and again Monday night, crews shocked… Read More

  • Hovland family’s ‘fish story’ carries on legends of monsters swimming the waters of Lake Lida

    | Published on July 24, 2019 at 12:28pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Ever since the immense, nine-foot sturgeon was speared in 1948 on Lake Lida, various reports of unusually large fish have continued.   We just learned of another, and it may be one of the more recent accounts.   Pamela Hovland was fishing with her late father, Berton, when a fish swam just below the surface… Read More

  • Reuniting…in the Pelican lakes country

    | Published on July 24, 2019 at 12:25pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    It’s a joy to have families, classmates return to to the comfort of the greater Pelican area Reunions are a summer-long happening  in Pelican Rapids.   Of course, there are the organized high school class reunions that occur every summer. But the informal gatherings of classmates, combined with family reunions, reflect the draw that Pelican Rapids… Read More

  • Sailor earned medal in World War II

    | Published on July 17, 2019 at 2:49pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Pelican Veterans Memorial dedicated in 1994 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, July 17, 1919 • Broke bone in ankle A serious accident occurred Saturday when Mrs. John K. Sleen of Maplewood had the misfortune to break one of the bones in her leg near the ankle. Mr. Sleen and she came to town and she sat in the buggy… Read More

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