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  • Looking BACK

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 8:20am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago, June 3, 1920 • Struck by lightning During the rainstorm Sunday afternoon the Hovey building on Mill Street was struck by lightning, two chimneys being knocked down, the electric meter broken to pieces and four window lights knocked out. The Nicholas family occupies the second floor and was badly frightened… Read More

  • Otter Tail Sheriff Fitzgibbons makes statement on Minneapolis death, rioting

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 8:16am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Anyone who has seen the video of the Minneapolis Police officers and George Floyd is angry. While many questions remain, I am confident in the criminal justice system that appropriate action will take place after a complete and thorough investigation. I am sad that an already struggling community is being destroyed by individuals that believe destruction… Read More

  • Police brutality? … Followed by wonton destruction? …

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 8:14am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Count me out of this revolution by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor There’s gonna be a whole lotta justice goin’ on. There had better be. Four cops need to stand trial. And, based on the video of the cruel, brutal, and fatal treatment of George Floyd: convicted and sentenced. Also, there better be justice for all those looters, thieves, arsonists, vandals,… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor…

    | Published on June 4, 2020 at 7:58am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Cruisers—aboard autos, and on skateboard –boosted town morale for early summer By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids Greetings are extended to all residents and visitors to the City of Pelican Rapids this first week of June. With the month of June arriving, people want to, and are, on the move to take in the warmer outside… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 10:04am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Brenda Brand, Columnist ‘Gary Puckett Day’ held in Pelican Rapids, as pop singer named ‘honorary mayor’ 100 years ago May 27, 1920 • Scholarship awarded Bert E. Benson, who is a senior at the Pelican Rapids High School, has been awarded a one hundred dollar scholarship at Hamline University, St. Paul according to announcement by President S.F. KIerfoot…. Read More

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