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  • Looking BACK

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist Historic settler landmark on north end of town dedicated 75 years ago 100 years ago, September 15, 1921 • School Children Admitted Free The entertainment committee of the Otter Tail County Fair Association has arranged an entirely different program for the schools this year. The first day of the County Fair, September 27th will be Rural… Read More

  • World War II ranks continue to thin

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:30am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    With Sgt. Kratzke’s help, Hitler was dispatched to the underworld… Now, the Vergas farmboy-turned- soldier belongs to the ages For Veterans Day and Memorial Day observances, spanning decades, you could generally count on World War II veteran Ray Kratzke to be in uniform. Local VFW and American Legion Post members, when they visited him over the years,… Read More

  • City should have say on streets—not MnDOT

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

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    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

  • Pelican area dairy farmers flew to Chicago to hear Pres. Richard Nixon in 1971

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:22am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, September 8, 1921 • Big Ballgame On Sunday afternoon, Erhard and Foxhome will play ball at the Ball Park in Pelican Rapids. These two teams were to have played here last Sunday, but on account of rain, it had to be postponed. The game will be called at 3:00 P. M…. 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

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    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

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