Opinions: Editorial

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

    | Published on January 30, 2019 at 1:57pm CST 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

  • Pelican Press earns honors as top website in its category

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


    Also awarded for advertising, hard news, photography The Pelican Rapids Press was honored for its online website, taking first place in its class at the 2019 Minnesota Newspaper Association  contest. The Press website, which was re-designed just over a year ago, was ranked by independent, out-of-state newspaper judges as the best site among newspapers in… Read More

  • Student actors, crew delight audiences with comic fall play

    | Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:11am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Shows are opportunity to remind public of fundraising campaign for ‘Hear the Arts’ Our applause to the cast and crew who staged the delightful comedy “Bedtime Stories” as the fall Pelican Rapids High School theater production–and director Kathryn Anderson, in her second year on the Pelican faculty.  The script was hilarious, and the students did… Read More

  • 100th anniversary of ‘Armistice Day’ honors veterans

    | Published on November 6, 2018 at 2:17pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    American Legion, VFW stress importance of remembering those who served in Armed Forces Veterans Day, the annual time for remembering the end of World War I and the brave Americans who served in the “war to end all wars,” also draws from the news headlines of the day. “What we now call ‘Veterans Day’ began as… Read More

  • The word of the day, and through Tuesday, November 6: VOTE

    | Published on October 29, 2018 at 7:56pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    It’s all over but the voting and counting. Election 2018, at the local and area level, has been one of the most active in recent memory. With an Otter Tail County sheriff race for essentially the fist time in more than 15 years (Kile Bergren and Barry Fitzgibbons); combined with a spirited county board match-up between Jeff Gontarek and Wayne Johnson;… Read More

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