Opinions

  • Memorial Day: A Day of Reconciliation

    | Published on May 23, 2017 at 2:11pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Earl Erickson, Contributor, Blaine, Washington Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories to its actual beginnings. Waterloo, NY is the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. Every town with planned or spontaneous gatherings of… Read More

  • Soil-water officials support ‘buffer law’ to support a common goal: Clean water

    | Published on May 23, 2017 at 2:10pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    In 2015, Minnesota took an important step forward toward cleaner water with the passage of the buffer law. A year later, the legislature ironed out a bipartisan compromise that addressed concerns and laid out a path to successful implementation. Since that time, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) has been working closely… Read More

  • Boy Scout footnote: High adventure in unique Pelican ‘Senior Scout’ program taught life skills

    | Published on May 16, 2017 at 3:46pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    From My VIEW POINT The recent Boy Scout reunion in Pelican Rapids was a fun–and historic–glimpse at one of the area’s most successful youth programs. The program has produced 100 Eagle Scouts since 1963–a remarkable record for a rural Scout Troop. One aspect that we didn’t cover in great detail was the “Senior Scout” program that was… Read More

  • Legacy Amendment land acquisition sparks open letter from Minn. township group

    | Published on May 16, 2017 at 3:45pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Minnesota Association of Townships Recently, a series of editorials attacking provisions in the Omnibus Legacy Funding Bill, the House Omnibus Tax Bill, and other pending legislation, as anti-environment and anti-Legacy Amendment, have appeared in newspapers across the State. At least one media personality has blasted these provisions on radio.  Unfortunately, none of these editorials, nor… Read More

  • Older Americans Month: Age Out Loud

    | Published on May 16, 2017 at 3:43pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Karin Haugrud When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John… Read More

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