Opinions: Letter

  • City should have say on streets—not MnDOT

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:25am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Great News! Wow!  Something I complained about in an earlier newspaper issue has come true.  My concern was the proposed two roundabouts in one city block of the main business district. It didn’t make sense. It appears that neither does it to a few others in the city.  Matt Strand and Rick Westby did their homework. … Read More

  • Eyes on the road…and foot off the gas to reduce carbon and slow climate impacts

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:21am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    This summer’s lethal heat wave and extreme drought have convinced a few more of us that climate change is happening… now.  In fact, polls show that most of us accept the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change, our responsibility for it, and the need to change what we are doing to our planet. The tricky… Read More

  • Lake Region, electric co-ops need to explain change in plan to shut down Coal Creek plant

    | Published on September 1, 2021 at 9:34am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Last October David Saggau, CEO of Great River Energy (GRE) announced that the Coal Creek power station near Underwood, ND would be shut down.  GRE is an association of 28 electrical coops of which our Lake Region Energy Coop (LREC) is one.  Shutting down looked like an obvious choice. The 40 year old plant is… Read More

  • Letter writer recalls treatment by Dr. Korda as a boy back in 1948

    | Published on August 18, 2021 at 11:52am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    I recently received the July 22 issue of the Pelican Press. There was an article published about Army nurse Marcy Korda. This got me thinking back to 1948 when I was hospitalized with a very serious childhood respiratory illness at Thanksgiving time. None of the usual cold medications helped, and my fever was going up. My dad went to… Read More

  • Existing stoplights favored over roundabouts in Pelican

    | Published on August 11, 2021 at 11:09am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch


    Question of the week: What is wrong with existing stop lights?  Stop lights cost about five thousand a year to run and to maintain. The state is making issue of that cost. They never talk about the monetary loss to the business’s that have 14 parking spots taken away. That could be in the tens of… Read More

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