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  • A Norwegian—and Chinese—language lesson for all of God’s children

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:21am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    All you Norwegians out there ought to know what “Gud’s Hus” means.  “God’s House” is the translation, which was included in the many historical items on display for the recent North Immanuel Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary celebration.  The church was founded by Norwegian immigrants, but today, the parish is lead by the Rev. Isiah Bai—a… Read More

  • COVID watch is ‘day by day’ as Pelican schools open

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:19am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    “Day by day” is the message from Pelican Rapids school as the doors opened Sept. 7. The other three-word message:  “Masks strongly encouraged.”  Otter Tail County has had a steady uptick in COVID-19 cases from July to August.  Fortunately, at the Pelican schools, there was only one active case in the entire student and staff population—numbering… Read More

  • Looking Back

    | Published on September 1, 2021 at 9:35am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, September 1, 1921 • Information Regarding School The work of the school year will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, in the afternoon. Grade pupils will begin their work at 1:15 P.M. High School students will enroll from 2 – 3 o’clock. The Board of Education ruled that all children must be six… Read More

  • Lake Region, electric co-ops need to explain change in plan to shut down Coal Creek plant

    | Published on September 1, 2021 at 9:34am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Last October David Saggau, CEO of Great River Energy (GRE) announced that the Coal Creek power station near Underwood, ND would be shut down.  GRE is an association of 28 electrical coops of which our Lake Region Energy Coop (LREC) is one.  Shutting down looked like an obvious choice. The 40 year old plant is… Read More

  • Kids off to college?

    | Published on September 1, 2021 at 9:34am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Low rent housing … beer … athletics … beer … and academics, too… Things haven’t changed much since Baby Boomers went away to school By Don Lilleboe, Guest Contributor  Occasionally I look at the calendar and find myself thinking, “Where was I and what was I doing 20 years ago on this date . . . 30… Read More

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