Opinions: Editorial

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 12:01pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican area businesses ‘gritted their teeth’ during pandemic; garden tour was great example of determination By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Promote, promote, and promote. That is the sign of a healthy business community with business leaders that are always thinking of different ways to promote their community and also to get people from outside of… Read More

  • Census ‘rush job’ could be detrimental to communities like Pelican Rapids

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 11:04am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    There are yet more “victims” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Millions of them.  Including those in the Pelican Rapids area—in an indirect way. The issue: The Census Bureau announced recently that it would set Sept. 30 as the deadline for collecting field data. The original deadline was Oct. 31.  So concerned with the abbreviated data collection, executives… Read More

  • Young folk of today:

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:02am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Try not to be like that Nero guy, who fiddled around while Rome burned… …or in 2020 terms, don’t be selfish during a global crisis Raise of hands, please.  How many of you have done really stupid stuff, when you were age 20, 21, 22 …? Based on a quick count, it appears to be a majority. … Read More

  • Creeping COVID; uncertain times  

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:00am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican school officials planning for the unknown “Creeping up.”  That’s the COVID-19 trend in Otter Tail County, said interim Superintendent Jerry Ness at the August 3 Pelican Rapids School Board meeting.  School officials will be data-watchers in the coming weeks, as they plan for reopening the schools in the midst of a pandemic.  From the end… Read More

  • Staff, family survey reflects difficulty in planning for 20-21 school year

    | Published on July 30, 2020 at 4:03am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pandemic survey results are in from the Pelican Rapids schools. About half of parents in grades kindergarten to 12 concluded that the spring 2020 distance learning was “satisfactory.” About 30 percent ranked the COVID-19 distance learning experience “unsatisfactory.”  Asked to respond to two separate surveys were parents, and Pelican school staff.  One of the questions posed:… Read More

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