• Memorial Day Remembrance through the years

    | Published on May 22, 2018 at 8:31am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Editor’s Note: Pelican Rapid Press “Looking Back” historical columnist Brenda Brand compiled an assortment of Memorial Day advertisements and program notes spanning a century. The items are reproduced here, as they were published at the time. The items include three years when United States Troops were engaged fully in foreign wars: World War I in 1918; World War… Read More

  • Future is just history waiting to happen…

    | Published on May 22, 2018 at 8:18am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Outgoing councilman CJ Holl shares thoughts–including constructive criticism By CJ Holl, former Pelican Rapids City Council member Guest Column I wanted to say thank you to all our friends in Pelican Rapids. It was very difficult to make a career move for both Bridgette and I and uproot ourselves to southern Minnesota. Mayor Frazier can attest, and I’m man enough… Read More

  • Cold Openers: Fishing started with a chill over the years

    | Published on May 15, 2018 at 9:00am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Stuvland’s 15 pound pike was big fishing opener catch on East Silent Lake in 1993 100 years ago May 16, 1918 • Mighty Cold A week ago Sunday and for a few days previous we had tropical climate here but along the end of the week we realized that we still lived in the frigid zone, figuratively speaking. There… Read More

  • Birchwood opens with new ‘groundskeeper’

    | Published on May 8, 2018 at 8:54am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Evenson retires from the golf course …Sjostrom retires–to the golf course One of the 100 oldest golf courses in the state marked another milestone this year–a change of ownership. The roots of Pelican’s Birchwood golf course date back to 1930. But the “modern history” of Birchwood trails to 1975, when the Evenson family bought the nine hole course. An open house May… Read More

  • Pelican community canning center aided World War II effort

    | Published on May 8, 2018 at 8:02am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Grove Lake 4-H’ers were drama kings, queens at county play contest in 1968 100 years ago May 9, 1918 • Warm Weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday the weather was real summer like. Sunday the thermometers registered over 90 degrees, that being the hottest day. This warm weather after the fine rain of a week ago made vegetation grow rapidly…. Read More

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