Opinions: Letter

  • Appreciates promotion of Pelican Rapids

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 11:06am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I am pleased to see some of the businesses in the Pelican Area join together to promote your beautiful town via local television stations. Many small towns in the area envy the Pelican Rapids Jingle and the wonderful video of the community and “Pete” the Pelican greeting the tourists as they visit the falls. It makes… Read More

  • COVID-19: What do we know so far? 

    | Published on August 13, 2020 at 11:05am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Despite the heroic efforts and sacrifices on the part of frontline doctors and nurses we have lost over 160,000 Americans; more than any other country on the planet By Dr. Dave Ellison, Pelican Rapids Guest Contributor When the virus responsible for this pandemic was first recognized in December of last year it was called the “novel coronavirus” because… Read More

  • Letter to THE EDITOR

    | Published on July 30, 2020 at 4:05am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Wearing a mask is not a signal of political allegiance… just science A good scientist is always willing to change her mind as new evidence demands.  SARS-COV-2 is a new virus. Seven month ago we knew almost nothing about it. As a result of a global effort involving thousands of researchers we now know a lot… Read More

  • Thoughts on discrimination in wake of Pelican Rapids demonstrations

    | Published on July 16, 2020 at 4:32am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Discriminate, according to the dictionary, means to show favor, or disfavor unjustly. Murder means the unlawful killing of a person.  I remember when I was little, Mother talking about how a man didn’t like Indians, and was a patient at the hospital where she worked. Mother’s parents both came from Northern Norway. She was pretty… Read More

  • Work for environment is not yet done

    | Published on July 16, 2020 at 4:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Governor Walz plans to schedule a special session around July 13 for the Minnesota legislators to finish their work.  One key piece that should be an easy decision is for the Senate to approve is the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) bill.  This fund was approved by Minnesota voters in 1988 as a… Read More

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