Opinions: Column

  • Protecting the lake… 

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:38am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Questions and more questions—about the quality of ‘lake life’ and the lake environment By Sherry Trepp, Guest columnist  Once upon a time … … there were two lakes. One built a town on the side of the lake and one built small cabins all around the lake. Over time …. The lake with the attached town thrives on tourism,… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 9:14am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Town team baseball was in Pelican headlines a century ago By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, June 9, 1921 • New Ford Man R. R. Ashley of Fargo has taken over the Starr Bros, garage and is all ready for business. He is the authorized salesman for the Ford cars and Fordson tractors and will carry a full… Read More

  • Looking Back: Mill Pond drowning was Pelican tragedy 100 years ago

    | Published on May 26, 2021 at 9:24am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, May 26, 1921 • Boy Drowns – High School Freshman Loses Life While Bathing A very sad accident occurred here Saturday afternoon when Morris Gilberts lost his life in the mill pond while in bathing. The day was hot and he in company with some other boys went to the mill… Read More

  • Looking Back

    | Published on May 19, 2021 at 9:27am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, May 19, 1921 • Work Progressing with Otter Tail Power  coming to Pelican Rapids  The Otter Tail Power Co., in order to keep the village informed as to its progress in erecting the line sends the following to the Press:  Poles have been set from Fergus Falls north about five… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on May 5, 2021 at 9:05am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, May 12, 1921 • Signed the Petition for city water A petition was circulated last week requesting the council to make an investigation into the cost of installing a water system in the village for fire protection. The proposition is to erect a large tank and place a large water main… Read More

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