Opinions: Editorial

  • Pelican Eagle Jerry Hanson ‘paid it forward’ as adult Boy Scout leader

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 6:38pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Pelican Rapids is well known for its Boy Scout program, with more than 100 Eagle Scouts passing through the ranks. The milestone “100th Eagle” was observed with a Scout reunion in Pelican, two years ago. Records of local boys earning their Eagle actually date all the way back to the 1920’s. But as far as the “modern” history of local Boy Scouts, the first Eagle Scouts… Read More

  • Dynamite, dams, dastardly deeds

    | Published on June 5, 2018 at 10:48am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Colorful history of Pelican Lake, Pelican River water flows include mysterious midnight dam raids by unknown saboteurs With the recent completion of the Fish Lake dam project, on the Pelican chain of lakes, we look back across the past century –when the dam was the subject of “water wars” during high and low water cyles. The Fish Lake… Read More

  • Birchwood opens with new ‘groundskeeper’

    | Published on May 8, 2018 at 8:54am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Evenson retires from the golf course …Sjostrom retires–to the golf course One of the 100 oldest golf courses in the state marked another milestone this year–a change of ownership. The roots of Pelican’s Birchwood golf course date back to 1930. But the “modern history” of Birchwood trails to 1975, when the Evenson family bought the nine hole course. An open house May… Read More

  • Beating the drum…for the Greater Pelican Area

    | Published on April 24, 2018 at 8:44am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Collaborators aim to spark a ‘movement’ of community-building for the future “Beating the drum.” That was one of the messages that banged loud and clear at the recent “community collaborative” meetings in Pelican Rapids, where a diverse goup of folks have been charting a course for more civic involvement–and improvement. During a brainstorm session April 21, the group arrived at three… Read More

  • ‘Pelican Rapids: In the Middle of EVERYWHERE…’

    | Published on April 17, 2018 at 8:45am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Collaboration, cooperation is aim of community-building session April 21 A timely gathering of Pelican Rapids boosters occurred April, Friday the 13th. With any luck–and dedication and perseverance–it will spell good luck for the greater Pelican area. “Pelican Rapids: In the Middle of Everywhere,” was one of the working phrases brainstormed at the meeting. The community’s close proximity to Fargo-Moorhead; the Red River… Read More

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