• Opposing petition on solar-wind focused on politics, ideology, green-energy-skepticism

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 11:56am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


        An alternative energy solar-wind proposal hit roadblocks in Scambler Township recently. It’s hard to find fault with the concerns of Scambler officials . The nearly 500-foot-tall wind turbine was within the safety zone of the Pelican Rapids city airport; the height was far beyond the ordinance. Another issue for many in Scambler was the location near Grove Lake Lutheran Church. The proposal… Read More

  • Republican tax bill is ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

    | Published on December 12, 2017 at 11:39am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    It appears that the republican tax bill will pass. The following information comes from an article in Forbes Magazine authored by Janet Novak on September 9, 2017. The numbers in this article are only approximations as the republicans keep tweaking the bill and there are still two bills that need to be reconciled. “Corporations, business owners and the 1%… Read More

  • 150th brithday party for Otter Tail County is 2018

    | Published on December 5, 2017 at 3:09pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Theatrical program planned for Pelican, other area communities Otter Tail County is celebrating 150 years in 2018. On September 12, 1868, commissioners held their first official meeting in Clitherall, thereby officially establishing Otter Tail County. The Otter Tail County Board plans to return to Clitherall in September, for a birthday proclamation and recognition event. Pelican Rapids has been selected as one other location… Read More

  • Phelps Mill dam modifications addressed by Otter Tail County Historical Society

    | Published on December 5, 2017 at 3:04pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    (Editor’s note: This letter was submitted to the Otter Tail County board as part of the public comment process in planning for the future of the Phelps Mill historical site, and the neighboring Phelps dam. It was written by Otter Tail County Historical Society Director Chris Schuelke, and reprinted here to offer a historical perspective.) Regarding the proposed Phelps Mill fish passage, I would like to offer this letter as part of… Read More

  • Could online shopping trend actually benefit small town, main street retail?

    | Published on November 28, 2017 at 11:50am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    We have done it again. We have changed our shopping habits. Do you remember when we mostly shopped locally at our hometown stores? During this period most small downtowns thrived. Then, large department stores such as Walmart opened and our small town stores struggled to compete. Many of our smaller stores were forced to close their doors. Driving to the larger cities with… Read More

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