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  • Looking BACK

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:05am CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    After World War II., Sgt. Nettestad returned with Nazi spy camera Larson bought funeral home from Johnsons in 1970    by Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago   August 5, 1920 • Mower Accident Olaf Kvamme of Rollag was severely wounded last Friday by getting caught in the mower which he was operating. Two fingers on his right hand… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor ….  

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:03am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Tipping the hat to local volunteer firefighters By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  The community of Pelican Rapids and surrounding area can be grateful and proud of our highly respected Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department which is truly committed to the preservation of life and property. This fire department dates back to over 120 years. … Read More

  • Young folk of today:

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:02am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Try not to be like that Nero guy, who fiddled around while Rome burned… …or in 2020 terms, don’t be selfish during a global crisis Raise of hands, please.  How many of you have done really stupid stuff, when you were age 20, 21, 22 …? Based on a quick count, it appears to be a majority. … Read More

  • Creeping COVID; uncertain times  

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 10:00am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican school officials planning for the unknown “Creeping up.”  That’s the COVID-19 trend in Otter Tail County, said interim Superintendent Jerry Ness at the August 3 Pelican Rapids School Board meeting.  School officials will be data-watchers in the coming weeks, as they plan for reopening the schools in the midst of a pandemic.  From the end… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on July 30, 2020 at 4:07am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Teaching kids to swim in Pelican By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago July 29, 1920 • Keep Out Some party or parties have been entering the high school building without permission. The school board warns them to keep out or they will be dealt with as they deserve. It is a serious matter to enter a public building without… Read More

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