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  • From the pen of the mayor… On Darwin; bird and deer feeding; and survival of the fittest during Minneosta winters

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 2:28pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Mayor Brent Frazier City of Pelican Rapids When the north wind blows and the snow is drifting across the landscape, most of us have the fortune of being nestled in the comfort of our abodes. We can gaze out the living room window and notice the wildlife and birds that do not have the… Read More

  • Looking Back: Rollag steam threshers bought steam locomotive for festival, in 1971

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:10pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    100 years ago, January 18, 1922 • Oak Lodge Sold Mrs. A. G. Kinney disposed of Oak Lodge on Lake Lida Saturday to Mrs. C. J. Rosenberg and sons H. A. and J. G. Rosenberg, the consideration being $18,000. The new proprietors are strangers here, but one of the sons, H. A. Rosenberg, is operating… Read More

  • A Minnesota Yankee in General Robert E. Lee’s court

    | Published on January 19, 2022 at 1:04pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Confederate monuments? Let them stand—as a permanent reminder of the South’s post-Civil War propaganda, dis-information campaign As a Minnesota “Yankee” visiting the southeast U.S., it was fascinating to travel around Virginia. The state is steeped in history of the founders, at the homes of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Remnants of the Civil War are everywhere—including… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… Let it snow! …Truth is, heavy snows will provide relief from the dry summer of 2021

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 1:53pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids “Rain, rain, go away and come again another day.” These are the opening words to a famous 17th century nursery rhyme that we all remember from our childhood. These past few weeks we can probably say, “Snow, snow go away and come again another day.” Here we… Read More

  • Tax relief campaign on

    | Published on January 12, 2022 at 1:09pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Rassmusson favors eliminating state taxes on Social Security to make Minnesota a more welcoming home for senior citizens By Rep. Jordan Rasmusson Minn. House of Representatives Republican-Fergus Falls    The 2022 legislative session starts Jan. 31 and, even though this is not an official budget year, our state’s $7.7 billion surplus puts finances front and center… Read More

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