Opinions: Column

  • Looking Back…Pelican VFW Post marked 50th anniversary in 1996

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:57am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, January 13, 1921 • Pelican Rapids City Band The band organization held its annual business meeting January 5. The membership at present numbers twenty and they wish to have it grow to a bigger and better organization. A band is a fine thing for the town and community, and should be… Read More

  • From the Pen of the Mayor … 

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:53am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Residents, volunteers are most crucial asset in communities like Pelican Rapids By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  A lot can be said and learned about a community which has several ‘irons in the fire’ in regards to venues and projects. A community as such can be seen as a visionary community that is proactive in its’ thinking… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:15am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    As we look to the future By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Most of us realize that many of the social events and gatherings that we had probably jotted in our planners and on our calendars for 2020 did not come to fruit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope and pray that this will… Read More

  • 2,000 gathered for opening of Pelican Creamery 100 years ago  

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:03am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, January 6, 1921 • Fire Alarm The fire alarm sounded at about two o’clock yesterday morning, the fire being in Dr. Miller’s barn, now used as a livery and feed stable by Rossum and Kind. The fire evidently originated from ashes which contained live coals and was dumped outside. Very little… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on December 30, 2020 at 10:12am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago December 30, 1920 • Pelican Rapids Woman Receives Verdict With a verdict of $2,000 and interest aggregating $220 awarded by the jury in district court this morning to Mrs. Hilda Eklund of Pelican Rapids, Minn., as insurance due her by the Supreme Council of the Royal Arcanum, one of the interesting cases… Read More

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