Opinions

  • Minimum library funding is ‘antiquated’ 1970 statute; library aids business

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:05am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    It is difficult to understand why any council member would suggest cutting significant funding for the Pelican Rapids Library.  No reasons have been given.   As far as I understand, there were no charges of poor management, malfeasance, wasteful spending, or rude behavior towards library patrons. Had there been such charges, surely, there would and… Read More

  • Australian visitors enjoyed Pelican Rapids 

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:03am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    by Louis Hoglund, Managing Editor An Australian community’s plans to out-size Pelican Pete has generated inter-continental interest–including three recent “down under” visitors.  There has also been some more media attention, as the Community Coast News carried a story about the good natured rift between Pelican Rapids and The  Entrance, a coastal town that is proposing a… Read More

  • Reminding the public of the importance of the library as community asset

    | Published on October 2, 2019 at 9:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    I am writing to call attention to the amazing events happening at our public library.  Pelican Rapids is fortunate to have this asset which connects thousands of people to our local businesses, parks, schools and community. Specifically, we are one of only four communities with libraries in Otter Tail County. This summer’s weekly Story Time exploded… Read More

  • Councilman outlines his position on city allocations for the Pelican Public Library

    | Published on October 2, 2019 at 9:45am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    I am writing this letter to inform the general public of the actual exchange that happened recently at the Pelican Rapids City Council meeting on September 10. During that meeting, one of the agenda items that we discussed was the approval of the city budget. Per Minnesota state statute, the city is required to fund the… Read More

  • Hall of Fame odds and ends 

    | Published on October 2, 2019 at 9:43am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It is a big week in Pelican Rapids, as memories will be both revived and rekindled–and created during Homecoming 2019.  Pelican school alumni will be returning for the first-ever Hall of Fame banquet Oct. 5. In addition, several retired school staff will also be honored at the event: The late band director Jack Couture; former… Read More

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