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  • Pelican dam question: Online, social media views, comments shared

    | Published on March 28, 2019 at 10:20am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The future of the Pelican Rapids city dam has generated discussion throughout the community–and on social media.  The Pelican Rapids City Council has the difficult decision of determining whether to repair the dam–or return it to a natural “rapids,” which is being encouraged by the Department of Natural Resources.  Because of its emphasis on returning… Read More

  • 1994 talent show featured wide variety of local talent

    | Published on March 28, 2019 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago   March 27, 1919 • Retires From Mail Route Ben Ophus, who has been the efficient and accommodating mail carrier on route No. 5, for more than twelve years, has handed in his resignation to take effect the first of April. Mr. Ophus has contemplated quitting before as he was getting tired of the… Read More

  • Faith always…Little girl’s ministry on earth now complete

    | Published on March 28, 2019 at 10:16am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brent Frazier, Mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Most communities across our country can be identified with an individual who seems to meld together peoples of different ages, nationalities and cultures.  But not every community can state that it has an individual that touches the hearts of local residents, visitors to their community and people across… Read More

  • A decision for the century…

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 3:08pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Should nostalgia and a ‘Baby Boomer’ sense of entitlement be the driving force in discussions of the Pelican city dam?   “Nostalgia” is a key, underlying issue with the discussion of the  Pelican Rapids city dam. Should it stay? Or should it go? I’ve been very conscious in sympathizing with the sentiment and emotion of Baby Boomers who… Read More

  • As first ‘outstate’ governor in 30 years, Walz could help balance rural-urban interests

    | Published on February 20, 2019 at 10:37am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor We had to stop and think about it for a minute, but it was a bit of a revelation to be reminded that Gov. Tim Walz is the first “out state” governor we’ve had since Rudy Perpich in the 1980s.   Walz, the Democrat who took office in January, is a… Read More

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