Opinions: Editorial

  • True confessions of a dam raider!

    | Published on August 28, 2018 at 9:45am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Last known suspect in Pelican-Lizzie ‘water wars’ admits the deed 1968 is believed to be the last undercover attack on the Fish Lake-Pelican River dam…And teenager Kim Janecky was one of the candlestine commandos A half-century later, the last known culprit involved in the Lake Lizzie-Pelican Lake “water wars” recently stepped forward with an admission of guilt. For much of… Read More

  • Tobacco proposal aired at Pelican city council meeting

    | Published on August 21, 2018 at 9:08pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The health dangers of tobacco are undisputed–but some Pelican Rapids officials are skeptical about getting involved at the municipal level. Health officials from several counties, including Otter Tail, are advocating restrictions on tobacco sales to those under age 21. “I appreciate the education about the dangers of smoking,” said Pelican Councilman Curt Markgraf, at the Aug. 14 Pelican… Read More

  • Odds and Ends: Emergency crews commended; injured farmer aided by volunteer harvest crew

    | Published on August 14, 2018 at 4:50pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The efforts of area emergency crews, first responders, firefighters and other emergency crews never ceases to amaze me. A Sunday morning emergency call to South Immanuel Lutheran Church, southwest of Pelican Rapids, reaffirmed our faith in local responders. A terrible ankle break was sustained by Pelican’s Wayne Bakken, at the foot of the stairway at the country church…. Read More

  • ‘The Old Coach’ offered words of wisdom, inspiration

    | Published on August 7, 2018 at 8:38am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Retired Gopher baseball coach was a motivational speaker for Pelican state Legion tourney ballplayers “The win and loss records will fade over time…but the impact on kids is permanent…I’m proud of playing a role in molding good citizens, parents, teachers and the other occupations they have entered.” Those were among the inspirational words to young ballplayers, delivered by Bob Fornasiere, recently… Read More

  • Full ballot for Aug. 14 primary; statewide and in Otter Tail County

    | Published on July 31, 2018 at 10:33am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    One of the fullest ballots in recent memory will face voters on the August 14 primary –with not only an array of statewide candidates, but also Otter Tail County–with a 3-way race for sheriff and a 3-way contest for a seat on the county board District 2 slot. Voter turnout for primaries is historically low. We’re urging voters to make their voice… Read More

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