Opinions: Editorial

  • Don’t forget the Census in these turbulent times

    | Published on April 8, 2020 at 8:47am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Accurate data of our Pelican lakes area is crucial With all the distractions in the world today—like this little thing involving the Coronavirus—it’s easy to understand how the extremely important 2020 Census is placed on the back burner. Thankfully, a pair of Pelican Rapids area community activists have been doing what they can to promote Census… Read More

  • From My VIEW POINT: Rotary Four Way Test

    | Published on March 25, 2020 at 1:21pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    I’m a member of the Pelican Rapids Area Rotary Club.  Have been for the past seven years or so.  No big deal.  We’re no better or more important than any other community service organization. I’m not the most active member…Nor am I the least. But the Rotary Club advocates what is called the “FOUR WAY TEST.” Rotary encourages… Read More

  • Are Pelican’s undefeated girls the ‘underdog?’ If Section 8AA basketball playoffs proceed as many anticipate; David may confront Goliath for the crown

    | Published on February 26, 2020 at 4:32pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    By Louis Hoglund, managing editor  A “David and Goliath” encounter very likely awaits the Pelican Rapids girls basketball team’s path to the state tournament.   Specifically, a confrontation with a south Highway 59,  cross-Otter Tail County foe: Fergus Falls.   The Lady Vikings finished a remarkable, undefeated regular season Feb. 21, with a 45-34 win… Read More

  • Fallen area guardsmen Nord honored as 2020 legislative session opens

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:15pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The Minnesota Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday and began the session by honoring three Minnesota National Guard members who perished in a helicopter crash near Kimball last December. State Rep. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria)  presented a Senate resolution honoring Chief Warrant Officer Charles Nord of Perham, Minnesota, who was among the fatalities. Below you will… Read More

  • Bob King: Pelican wrestling ‘Godfather’

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:24am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    A look back at the guy from ‘wrong side of the tracks’ who came to Pelican to teach shop, milk cows, raise foster kids and launch a wrestling program that is marking its 60th year Disgusted like many of us, following the State of the Union address–I planned a column  about President Trump; Congressional House Speaker… Read More

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