Opinions: Editorial

  • ‘We Are From Pelican…”  

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 9:10am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Documentary series gaining attention for Pelican soccer—and mental health awareness To describe “We are from Pelican” as a documentary about the growth of soccer in Pelican Rapids would be a vast understatement.  Community, ethnic diversity, pandemic impacts, and mental health topics are but a few of the broader ground covered in the remarkable “We Are From… Read More

  • Longest known subscriber to Pelican Press dies at age 103  

    | Published on May 26, 2021 at 9:21am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    They just don’t make newspaper readers like Burnetta Frazee Given the much publicized, dismal state of the newspaper biz, there’s a running joke that local newspapers decline with each obituary. Some of our most faithful readers are aging folks who are dedicated newspaper consumers. Of course, they don’t live forever—and when they’re gone, so is one subscription…. Read More

  • Will governor’s fishing opener ever be the same?

    | Published on May 19, 2021 at 9:26am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Promoting fishing and Minnesota recreation­–not politicking–has been a long-held tradition Good grief.  Everything is now political—including fishing on Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.  Calling him a “tyrant” and “dictator,” a “Caravan of Patriots” motored to Ottertail to protest the mere fact that Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, had the gall to come up to the Otter Tail lake… Read More

  • Roundabouts?…Change!??…Opposed

    | Published on May 12, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    As weird as they are, roundabouts may offer reasonable– though imperfect­–long range solution for Pelican’s future by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor  The prospect of three “Roundabouts” in Pelican Rapids is the latest “agent of change” in the community. Many of us don’t like “change.”  To tell the truth, I have a difficult time offering a cheerful endorsement of… Read More

  • Young soccer program—from ‘rookies’ to state contenders in four years— is subject of documentary

    | Published on April 28, 2021 at 9:07am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican Rapids growing reputation as a “soccer town” will be further cemented this spring.  Indicators that the community’s fairly young soccer program has come of age?  • The prospect of bleachers­–and lights­–for the Pelican Rapids soccer complex.  • Post-COVID revival of the summer soccer league play.  • The increasingly active Pelican Rapids United Soccer Association. … Read More

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