Opinions: Editorial

  • A Minnesota Yankee in General Robert E. Lee’s court

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:04pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Confederate monuments? Let them stand—as a permanent reminder of the South’s post-Civil War propaganda, dis-information campaign As a Minnesota “Yankee” visiting the southeast U.S., it was fascinating to travel around Virginia. The state is steeped in history of the founders, at the homes of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Remnants of the Civil War are everywhere—including… Read More

  • ‘Viking’ mascot celebrates 80th birthday in 2022

    | Published on January 5, 2022 at 12:11pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican students voted on team name in 1942 “Vick the Viking” will be celebrating his 80th birthday in 2022. March, to be more precise. The Pelican Rapids High School sports mascot officially became Vikings, the Pelican Rapids Press reported on March 12, 1942. Calling this to our attention, a true-blue, black-orange Viking himself, Harold Holt. Harold… Read More

  • It could be an ugly season down at the Mill Pond and Pelican damsite

    | Published on December 29, 2021 at 10:46am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Revised schedule for river restoration won’t be pretty for a season, but maybe temporary ‘dam art’ will soften the blow An ugly, gray, concrete slab, with maybe a trickle of water splashing over it. That’s what the Pelican Rapids city dam may look like over the summer of 2022. Not really the iconic image that has… Read More

  • It’s Christmastime—at the Pelican Rapids pool hall

    | Published on December 22, 2021 at 12:27pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK


    Naughty was overlooked this year, as Santa delivered a nice holiday gift to the ‘Pool Hall Gang’ Somehow, an old pool hall doesn’t seem like the proper subject matter for a December 23, pre-Christmas column in the local newspaper. But Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year was the message transmitted from folks from all over,… Read More

  • Salvation Army: Improving the world one family at a time

    | Published on December 8, 2021 at 12:45pm CST Nicole WK| Author: Nicole WK


    Not everyone in need of charity and social services is homeless and “living under a bridge.”  Some are not that different from you and I.  That was one of the messages from Lt. Elysia Nordan, of the Fergus Falls Salvation Army Corps. “Gap” services is how Nordan described much of the Salvation Army’s work, particularly due… Read More

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