Opinions: Editorial

  • Fallen area guardsmen Nord honored as 2020 legislative session opens

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:15pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Minnesota Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday and began the session by honoring three Minnesota National Guard members who perished in a helicopter crash near Kimball last December. State Rep. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria)  presented a Senate resolution honoring Chief Warrant Officer Charles Nord of Perham, Minnesota, who was among the fatalities. Below you will… Read More

  • Bob King: Pelican wrestling ‘Godfather’

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:24am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    A look back at the guy from ‘wrong side of the tracks’ who came to Pelican to teach shop, milk cows, raise foster kids and launch a wrestling program that is marking its 60th year Disgusted like many of us, following the State of the Union address–I planned a column  about President Trump; Congressional House Speaker… Read More

  • Watch out, Wisconsin and Iowa–football Gophers are back…bolstered by the state’s most blustery motivational speaker: PJ Fleck

    | Published on February 5, 2020 at 9:33am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    The cyclone that blew into the University of Minnesota football program a few years ago blasted a path through the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention last week.   P.J. Fleck brought his brand of motivational turbulence to a banquet room full of newspaper people and left an indelible impression. Positive and uplifting it was–his upbeat message is… Read More

  • What would Jesus do at a Pres. Trump rally? Column generated wide range of responses

    | Published on January 29, 2020 at 11:27am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Editor’s note:  The guest column, which imagined Jesus at a Pres. Donald Trump political rally generated an unsusual number of letters to the editor. The essay was published in the Jan. 15 edition.  This week, we feature a range of opinions and comentary that were prompted by the column.  In fact, we had a hold… Read More

  • Where’s Bonnie?

    | Published on January 8, 2020 at 9:34am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    From Pelican Rapids to Erhard, dedicated do-gooder Bonnie Onnen does good things­–be it by bike or on foot What would Pelican Rapids be, without Bonnie Onnen?  Considerably less tidy, that’s for sure.  Many of our readers know Bonnie. She’s usually spotted on bike, or on foot; in all kinds of weather;  picking up litter, pulling weeds,… Read More

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