Opinions: Editorial

  • Pelican dam: Q and A

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:23am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City compiles series of questions regarding impact of dam removal; DNR responses printed 1) If planning, funding and construction all meet projected timelines, what is estimated date for the river restoration project to be completed? If funding is approved, the money will be appropriated to us July 1st, 2020 with a maximum timeline of 5 years… Read More

  • Our final word on Graduation ‘Photo-Gate’

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:14am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    To those of you who deposit your warped version of ‘patriotic Americanism’ on the internet… We didn’t expect 15 minutes of fame–much less 15 days of fame.   Our column about a Facebook comment, which accused the Pelican Rapids Press of “Anti-Americanism” because some of our Somali students were featured prominently in several of our graduation… Read More

  • Press overwhelmed by dozens of comments on ‘Anti-American’ column

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:21am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Overwhelming is an understatement, as far as the reaction to our column in the June 12 edition of the Pelican Rapids Press.  Also overwhelming was the very direct impact of the dark side of social media and the internet, on topics of ethnic diversity. Quick background:  We covered the 2019 Pelican Rapids High School graduation ceremony,… Read More

  • From My VIEW POINT: Downtown bike lanes may not be feasible, but lets not reject the process

    | Published on May 8, 2019 at 9:28am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor One thing has become obvious in the early stages of the planning process for downtown improvements:  Bike lanes in the main commercial block of the downtown business district are going over like a flat tire. Thankfully, the streetscape  planning process started now–and not three years from now. The  planning and visioning exercised for… Read More

  • Historic bridge, among few on continent, could be Pelican’s–almost for free

    | Published on April 24, 2019 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From My VIEW POINT: by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor Two of the most distinct bridges in Minneota could adorn Pelican river parks It could be a bridge too far; a bridge too long.  Or…with a little imagination, it could be the perfect bridge for Pelican Rapids. And a historic backdrop for Pelican Pete.  Built not long after the… Read More

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