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  • To better thinking in the New Year …

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:00am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With the New Year, there are lots of good wishes and hope for a ‘kinder and gentler’ time, where we can maybe treat each other a little better; try to better understand others; and have more meaningful dialogues.  It might also be a good time for us to reflect on our own mindset, opinions and… Read More

  • SMILE award given for acts of kindness­–of all kinds  

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 8:59am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    A special award has been presented to more than 50 individuals over the past few years.  For the most part, it has been somewhat quiet and was under our radar at the Pelican Rapids Press.  With the New Year here, we thought it was a great opportunity to acknowledge the SMILE award, and those who have… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on December 30, 2020 at 10:12am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago December 30, 1920 • Pelican Rapids Woman Receives Verdict With a verdict of $2,000 and interest aggregating $220 awarded by the jury in district court this morning to Mrs. Hilda Eklund of Pelican Rapids, Minn., as insurance due her by the Supreme Council of the Royal Arcanum, one of the interesting cases… Read More

  • Weird Crime!

    | Published on December 30, 2020 at 10:10am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Close of the year reminded us of strange criminal activity of the last half-century in central Minnesota lake country We’re all looking back on year 2020 with mixed emotions of sorrow, relief—and hopefully, optimism.  While the global COVID-19 pandemic is the top story in retrospective views of the year, I found myself mentally diverted by thoughts… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor

    | Published on December 23, 2020 at 1:32pm CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Most definitely—it’s looking a lot like Christmas By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids In 1951 Meredith Wilson wrote the song “It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas.” We know the first line lyrics, that many singers such as Bing Crosby sang, as “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.” Up to a… Read More

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