Opinions: Letter

  • Smile Those seasonal visitors are our friends, neighbors—and possibly future full time ‘citizens’

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:39am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Surrounding every lake, there are hundreds of parcels, dwellings—and dwellers–with a vested interest in the Pelican Rapids lakes area.   I hesitate to suggest this, for fear of sounding commercially insensitive—but these folks are also “customers.” As we enter into the summer festival season, its important to remember that those folks who are part-time residents and… Read More

  • Governor Youngdahl fished Star Lake in “unofficial” governor’s fishing opener, about 1947

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 9:11am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    My name is Jan Jaeger Scoles. I lived in the Silent Lake area and graduated from Pelican Rapids HS in 1959. I just finished reading your article on the Governor’s fishing opener and I want to add a personal story: My father was William H. (Bill) Jaeger. He lived in the Star Lake area and started guiding for… Read More

  • COVID pandemic put strain, delays on apartment inspections; contend Pelican landlords

    | Published on May 12, 2021 at 9:08am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    In response to the April 22 Pelican Press rental owner fined article.   First of all there was a governor order shutdown stay home; don’t breathe on each other yet we were supposed to go in and out of apartments not knowing who had been exposed to Covid-19.  We went to the city council meeting, that… Read More

  • Roundabouts don’t make sense in Pelican

    | Published on May 12, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    I have to agree with some opposing opinions that have been expressed lately about the two roundabouts being proposed for downtown Pelican Rapids.  I think two roundabouts within one block is not a good idea. It eliminates too many parking spaces and income for our merchants in a city of our size.  It will not… Read More

  • Pelican will always be ‘hometown,’ 50 years later

    | Published on May 5, 2021 at 8:56am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    As I look back 50 years to “crossing the stage” and graduating from high school in May 1971, I want to sincerely thank the teachers, school staff, and community members who supported our family and me as I grew up in Pelican Rapids and graduated from high school there.  The times and town have certainly… Read More

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