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  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:36am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    County, city relief funds bring aid to small town, ‘main street’ capitalists By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker………… Since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the business districts of our nation have been hit hard by the economic losses and woes. This economic devastation has trickled down to those businesses… Read More

  • Looking Back

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:20am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    1971 moose sighting in Tansem Twsp. was rare occurance    By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago September 23, 1920 • Won Prizes on Poultry J.H. Reitz exhibited his white Plymouth Rock chickens at the Barnesville fair last week and was awarded first prize on two pens. He had more chickens at the fair, but he was allowed to exhibit… Read More

  • Voting is chance to participate in American process of democracy

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:13am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    You know, it used to be a privilege in the United States to vote. Your employer is required to give you some time off to vote.  Whether it snowed, rained, or whatever, citizens would find a way to vote. People were proud that as a citizen they participated in helping to elect whomever they wanted. … Read More

  • Pelican Legion marks century  

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Nearly 200 area lads served in World War I; here are a few stories With the Pelican Rapids American Legion Post #17 observing its centennial in 2020, it is a great opportunity to take a look back.  It was the end of World War I, in 1919, that spawned the American Legion organization in America.  Some… Read More

  • Do you Remember When?

    | Published on September 16, 2020 at 3:24pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Storms of the past wrecked docks at Outlook Beach Resort This photo is appropriate, following the recent storms in the lakes area—including tornado touchdowns and sightings. We don’t have a date on this image, labeled “Wreckage,” but probably the 1940s or 1950s. Note the dock sections floating helter-skelter, at Outlook Beach Resort, Pelican Rapids, which was… Read More

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