Opinions: Editorial

  • Winning a 10 buck lottery…And the hottest show in the nation

    | Published on October 16, 2018 at 9:43pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Pelican teacher was drawn for front row seats to musical ‘Hamilton’ at Minneapolis Orpheum A Pelican Rapids school teacher “won the lottery,” and had front row seats for the hottest broadway show in recent history. The musical “Hamilton,” is a biography of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. Tickets for the touring show, which has been playing since August at the Orpheum in… Read More

  • Attend local candidate forum; check your local newspaper for 2018 voting information

    | Published on October 9, 2018 at 8:27pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Voters have plenty to consider for Election 2018. And we’re not only referring to the state and national-level elections. The fullest ballot in a decade or more will face voters in West Otter Tail County when they go to the polls November 6–in terms of local and area elected offices. Thankfully, an informal coalition of volunteers have organized an… Read More

  • A bad rap for Pelican Rapids…?

    | Published on October 2, 2018 at 10:44pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Early law enforcement, media reports that seemingly linked recent murder to Pelican Rapids was source of frustration–fueling an unfair perception of local ‘crime rate’ A recent murder and subsequent arrest was disturbing on numerous fronts–including the Pelican Rapids community. Initial law enforcement and media reports, which unfolded the weekend of Sept. 22-23, placed the scene of the crime near… Read More

  • Historic trivia, tidbits, marking Otter Tail’s 150th year

    | Published on September 19, 2018 at 3:21pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Birthday celebration moved from ‘Old Clitherall’ to Pelican Rapids; and all corners of county A century-and-a-half of “county-hood” were celebrated across the Otter Tail lake and prairie country over the past week. Observances, which were the culmination of at least two years of planning, included a special Sept. 12 Otter Tail County board meeting at the county’s first settlement, “Old Clitherall.”… Read More

  • Kidnap, rape victim launching movement

    | Published on September 6, 2018 at 11:18am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Mother commends community for actions that may have saved her daughter’s life Social media helped save an area abduction and sexual assault victim in July. Now, the victim hopes social media and activism will aid others facing similar tragedy. The victim and her family have been speaking out in an effort to reach others; and are also advocating reform in the criminal… Read More

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