Opinions: Editorial

  • Thank God for preachers…

    | Published on October 21, 2020 at 9:42am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    They help us through the tough times— so don’t forget to support your local churches Global pandemic, unrest in the streets of the U.S., a divisive election, a divided citizenry, business shutdowns, deaths, uncertainty… Just when it looked like everything had gone, quite literally, to hell…I had a conversation with an area minister. “Yes, we’re a divided nation…. Read More

  • 2020 Election season in full swing

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:07am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    To apply for mail-in ballot, your best bet is to apply online with Minn. Secretary of State There’s lots of election-related stuff arriving in mailboxes these days—some of it confusing for voters.  Pelican Rapids Press reader Joan Glawe showed us  a copy of a letter from a non-profit organization called “Center for Voter Information.”  The letter… Read More

  • Pelican Legion marks century  

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Nearly 200 area lads served in World War I; here are a few stories With the Pelican Rapids American Legion Post #17 observing its centennial in 2020, it is a great opportunity to take a look back.  It was the end of World War I, in 1919, that spawned the American Legion organization in America.  Some… Read More

  • One week…one day… at time as Pelican schools open for 2020

    | Published on September 16, 2020 at 3:15pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Parents will be pleased to know that the high tech ‘thermal cameras’ actually work in detecting high temperatures One week at a time… That’s how school administrators and school board members are proceeding with the school year start in the COVID era.  “Overall, the first week went well,” said acting administrator Brian Korf, at the Sept. 14 board… Read More

  • No jackpot for White Earth, which owns most expensive cropland in the county  

    | Published on August 27, 2020 at 9:51am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    No slot machines, but White Earth Nation’s Star Lake land tilled for experimental crops; and the wild rice beds remain The most expensive cropland in Otter Tail County sits near the shores of Star Lake.  We received a call a few weeks ago from Star Lake Town Board member Lee Mindemann, reporting on activity on the 200-plus… Read More

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