• ‘What’s Right?’

    | Published on March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Invitation for commentary on Pelican area still open Please email your comments to newsprpress@loretel.net Mail:  Pelican Rapids Press, Attention Louis Hoglund,  Box 632, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572. As a general practice, we prefer to include names with the comments, but if you prefer to remain anonymous for the “What’s Right” feature, please specify in your message. The Pelican Rapids Press… Read More

  • Looking Back – West Central Turkeys sale to Jennie-O dates to 25 years ago

    | Published on March 28, 2017 at 4:17pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress


    Current Mayor Frazier saved dog from icy waters in 1992 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, March 29, 1917 • New Linotype – Press office now equipped with the most modern type-casting machine A century ago, the Pelican Rapids Press went high tech, and was at the forefront of small publishing companies with new printing equipment, pictured here.  … Read More

  • From My Viewpoint – Lake Lida ‘monster’ shocked boaters 135 years ago

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:51pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    (Editor’s Note: The following account was published in an area newspaper in 1882, and later republished in a special Pelican Rapids Centennial edition in 1983.) Messers. Quiggle and Blaisdell, while rowing on Lake Lida, saw what they supposed to be a log floating near their boat. But when they were about to touch it with an oar,… Read More

  • Famous Lida sturgeon took ‘road trip’ to Barnesville for display

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:46pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Hobby taxidermist Cliff Overvold created Lida sturgeon mount in 1948 So famous far and wide was the Lake Lida sturgeon, that it became a “road show.” Retired Rothsay Postmaster Stephen Magnusson hauled the six foot two inch mount to Barnesville, not long after it was speared on Lake Lida in 1948. Speared illegally, the Conservation Department… Read More

  • Nuclear disarmament is an obligation

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:41pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Across the world there is a strong desire for a global nuclear weapons ban and United Nations negotiations will begin in March 2017 to secure a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, following a vote at the UN General Assembly. Also at many conferences worldwide, this subject is going to be examined, studied, and acted upon. Nuclear weapons… Read More

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