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  • Looking Back…

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:32am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, July 21, 1921 • County Commissioners Lay Out New Highway South of Village. Last spring H. G. Page circulated a petition to have a road laid out running south from Lyden’s corner through Donald and W. H. Cole’s farms, along the Page & Knutson farm and south striking the road that… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor…

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican city takes big step, will seek economic development director By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Economic development is a term that is thrown around loosely today from national to individual levels thus; economic development has a different meaning to different people and people groups. Economic development is actually defined as the process by which the… Read More

  • From My View Point: Sometimes, kids just need a little ‘Joy’

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:30am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Quietly, behind the scenes, late Bud Miles ‘snuck’ money into fund for Camp Joy scholarships Acts of kindness charity are a wonderous thing.  Just look around you, in the Pelican Rapids lakes area. The Pelican swimming pool project; the potential gift of a 165 acre public park on the shores of Pelican Lake; donors quietly stepping forward… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on July 14, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist It was a tense ballgame in Pelican Rapids 100 years ago, as Frazee quits game in 8th inning over clash with umpire—at 1-1 tie The Frazee ball team forfeited a game In Pelican in July, 1921— as the players quit at the end of the eighth inning. The game was very close all a long, and at the… Read More

  • Narrower parking, driving lanes; roundabouts not the answer for downtown Pelican

    | Published on July 14, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Regarding the downtown driving lane and roundabout debate in Pelican Rapids… The safe space for entering and exiting vehicles is non-existent, (in the recent downtown demonstration set up by MnDOT.  When state workers are too close to traffic in order to keep their workers safe they use safety cones, flagmen, trucks with crash impact bumpers and… Read More

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