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  • Looking Back…

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, October 20, 1921 • Chest and Baby Clinic A chest and baby clinic will be held in the high school Saturday under the direction of Miss Tyler, county Red Cross nurse. The clinic will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and continue through the day. Dr. Glen Malchen, children specialist of… Read More

  • Viewing athleticism as a pursuit for all ages is not about being the best—it’s being YOUR best

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:29am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I absolutely love the letter to the editor that my classmate, Pamela Hovland wrote on “The many and diverse ‘athletes’ of Pelican Rapids!” (Sept. 30 edition, Pelican Rapids Press)  It brought me right back to the lessons I learned through sports at PRHS and how they have continued to bring me health, strength and joy in life!… Read More

  • Swimming pools, community centers, parks, bridges, sewer-water, streets-sidewalks…and ‘debt ceilings’

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:27am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Community growth and tax base are intertwined … in a ‘roundabout’ way Pelican Rapids may have more important projects and needs and wants than its tax and debt capacity can comfortably afford.  The street sewer-water and Highway 59-108 project; pool-aquatic center; dam removal-bridge replacement; and the conversion of the former senior building to a small community… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:18am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, October 13, 1921 • Justice Trial Last Wednesday afternoon, a justice court trial was held in Justice C. D. Haugen’s court, the case being Floyd Hoadley against P. O. Randall. The suit was brought for personal injury sustained as a result of an accident last February with a saw rig outfit… Read More

  • Writer contends MnDOT is forcing roundabouts on the community

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:17am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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     MnDOT does not care. It takes one person to complain about the American flag; one person to object when a prayer is read to bring everything to a halt or a lawsuit will be brought—but when in a small town when 100 or more business owners object to the design of a busy intersection, it… Read More

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