Opinions: Editorial

  • Australian visitors enjoyed Pelican Rapids 

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:03am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor An Australian community’s plans to out-size Pelican Pete has generated inter-continental interest–including three recent “down under” visitors.  There has also been some more media attention, as the Community Coast News carried a story about the good natured rift between Pelican Rapids and The  Entrance, a coastal town that is proposing a… Read More

  • Hall of Fame odds and ends 

    | Published on October 2, 2019 at 9:43am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It is a big week in Pelican Rapids, as memories will be both revived and rekindled–and created during Homecoming 2019.  Pelican school alumni will be returning for the first-ever Hall of Fame banquet Oct. 5. In addition, several retired school staff will also be honored at the event: The late band director Jack Couture; former… Read More

  • Pelican dam: Q and A

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:23am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    City compiles series of questions regarding impact of dam removal; DNR responses printed 1) If planning, funding and construction all meet projected timelines, what is estimated date for the river restoration project to be completed? If funding is approved, the money will be appropriated to us July 1st, 2020 with a maximum timeline of 5 years… Read More

  • Our final word on Graduation ‘Photo-Gate’

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:14am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    To those of you who deposit your warped version of ‘patriotic Americanism’ on the internet… We didn’t expect 15 minutes of fame–much less 15 days of fame.   Our column about a Facebook comment, which accused the Pelican Rapids Press of “Anti-Americanism” because some of our Somali students were featured prominently in several of our graduation… Read More

  • Press overwhelmed by dozens of comments on ‘Anti-American’ column

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:21am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Overwhelming is an understatement, as far as the reaction to our column in the June 12 edition of the Pelican Rapids Press.  Also overwhelming was the very direct impact of the dark side of social media and the internet, on topics of ethnic diversity. Quick background:  We covered the 2019 Pelican Rapids High School graduation ceremony,… Read More

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