Opinions: Column

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 11:09am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brenda Brand, Columnist National Women’s Party pushed for right to vote a century ago 100 years ago August 12, 1920 • Suffragists Attend Conventions Mrs. Abby Scott Baker, political chairman of the National Women’s Party, the militant branch of the suffragists, boasts that she is affiliated with neither the Republicans nor the Democrats. Nevertheless she kept a close watch… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:05am CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    After World War II., Sgt. Nettestad returned with Nazi spy camera Larson bought funeral home from Johnsons in 1970    by Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago   August 5, 1920 • Mower Accident Olaf Kvamme of Rollag was severely wounded last Friday by getting caught in the mower which he was operating. Two fingers on his right hand… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor ….  

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:03am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Tipping the hat to local volunteer firefighters By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  The community of Pelican Rapids and surrounding area can be grateful and proud of our highly respected Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department which is truly committed to the preservation of life and property. This fire department dates back to over 120 years. … Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on July 30, 2020 at 4:07am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Teaching kids to swim in Pelican By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago July 29, 1920 • Keep Out Some party or parties have been entering the high school building without permission. The school board warns them to keep out or they will be dealt with as they deserve. It is a serious matter to enter a public building without… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor …  

    | Published on July 30, 2020 at 4:06am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican city’s U.S. Census response rate appears to be running only 55 percent By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Money is a medium of exchange that seems to drive everything in today’s world. From our personal life to civic organizations, to businesses, to schools, and to local governments, money seems to be a driving force.  Our… Read More

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