Opinions: Editorial

  • 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

  • The real Game of Thrones is just getting started

    | Published on April 23, 2019 at 9:54am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Jim Smoger  Wheaton Gazette  I am a fan of the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which started its final season a couple of weeks ago. The conclusion will come when one of the characters  leads a total military victory, or diplomatically manipulates his or her way onto the Iron Throne. My feeling is the show… Read More

  • Pelican dam question: Online, social media views, comments shared

    | Published on March 28, 2019 at 10:20am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The future of the Pelican Rapids city dam has generated discussion throughout the community–and on social media.  The Pelican Rapids City Council has the difficult decision of determining whether to repair the dam–or return it to a natural “rapids,” which is being encouraged by the Department of Natural Resources.  Because of its emphasis on returning… Read More

  • A decision for the century…

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 3:08pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Should nostalgia and a ‘Baby Boomer’ sense of entitlement be the driving force in discussions of the Pelican city dam?   “Nostalgia” is a key, underlying issue with the discussion of the  Pelican Rapids city dam. Should it stay? Or should it go? I’ve been very conscious in sympathizing with the sentiment and emotion of Baby Boomers who… Read More

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