Opinions: Editorial

  • SMILE award given for acts of kindness­–of all kinds  

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 8:59am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    A special award has been presented to more than 50 individuals over the past few years.  For the most part, it has been somewhat quiet and was under our radar at the Pelican Rapids Press.  With the New Year here, we thought it was a great opportunity to acknowledge the SMILE award, and those who have… Read More

  • Weird Crime!

    | Published on December 30, 2020 at 10:10am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Close of the year reminded us of strange criminal activity of the last half-century in central Minnesota lake country We’re all looking back on year 2020 with mixed emotions of sorrow, relief—and hopefully, optimism.  While the global COVID-19 pandemic is the top story in retrospective views of the year, I found myself mentally diverted by thoughts… Read More

  • Ringing the bell…

    | Published on December 23, 2020 at 11:50am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican Rotary Club’s ‘duty’ at Salvation Army Red Kettle always a warm holiday experience The Salvation Army Red Kettle has been positioned at Larry’s Super Market this Christmas season. Due to the COVID pandemic, there have been fewer volunteer bellringers than in past years. But the Pelican Rapids Rotary Club ventured out for a number of shifts… Read More

  • Election 2020 commentary… and a message for the holidays

    | Published on December 16, 2020 at 10:06am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Former newspaper man now a clergyman; with a different view of our political divide It was about 20 years ago that this kid, Peter Frank, joined the publishing company over in the Pequot Lakes-Nisswa-Pine River area.  I was publisher-manager-editor of the outfit.  Smart, great writing skills, exceptional photographer, deep thinker…Peter Frank was destined to a higher… Read More

  • A century later, Man of God Pastor Ovri continues to indirectly inspire Pelican area  

    | Published on December 9, 2020 at 9:14am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Norwegian immigrant served Erhard, Pelican, Grove Lake churches from 1889-1920 Check out these very Godly statistics.    All compiled by one minister, serving three churches—all in the Pelican Rapids area: • 270 funeral services • 320 weddings  • 744 baptisms  • 590 youth confirmed  He had a total of 8,189 communicants. We haven’t calculated this to bottles—or barrels–of… Read More

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