Opinions: Editorial

  • 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


    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


    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


    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

  • As first ‘outstate’ governor in 30 years, Walz could help balance rural-urban interests

    | Published on February 20, 2019 at 10:37am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor We had to stop and think about it for a minute, but it was a bit of a revelation to be reminded that Gov. Tim Walz is the first “out state” governor we’ve had since Rudy Perpich in the 1980s.   Walz, the Democrat who took office in January, is a… Read More

  • Former Pelican school board members reflect on high school renovation; new gym, auditorium

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:57pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Process was long, frustrating–but school upgrades were great product in the end Editor’s note: 2019 will be a pivotal year for Pelican Rapids school board members, faculty-staff, administrators–and families. The Press invited experienced, outgoing school board members to look both backward and forward for insights.  Final comments from those former members; Charlie Blixt, Dena Johnson… Read More

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