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  • Reflecting on Korean War and losses suffered by Pelican area families

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:59am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Without formal observances of Memorial Day, which have become a well-attended tradition in Pelican Rapids, we decided to take a look at the Korean conflict, and its reverberations in the Pelican Rapids area. The COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of public programs almost everywhere—-including Pelican Rapids. Prompting us was a contact from one of our dedicated Pelican… Read More

  • Memorial Day 2020: Extending the honors to health workers, service professionals who succumbed to COVID-19

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:57am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    From Washington “Legionnaire” newspaper Memorial Day 2020 was unique above all others. Most noticeable is the fact that the formal observances of this somber day to honor the memory of the veterans who died defending our very way of life were, for the most part, canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. This virus has significantly changed our… Read More

  • Press reader interested in church history

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:56am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    We started to write a paper “Backbone: The Churches of Pelican Rapids.” How can we learn the real story about the churches? We decided the only way was to find out about the people buried in the cemeteries. I always wanted to know more. We started with the cemetery and churches I was familiar with. A friend… Read More

  • Pet dog no longer gets ‘courtesy’ dog biscuit due to COVID-19 restrictions

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:55am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    As the virus situation has evolved, I thought there have been many things in response to it that make little sense or have no scientific basis. Examples would be Illinois where only two people can be in a boat even though you live with a family of three, four, etc. In California you can walk on “wet”… Read More

  • Catholic Archbishop writes governor on worship restrictions of churches in Minnesota

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:54am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Dear Governor Walz, The Catholic Bishops of Minnesota announced that they would resume public masses beginning May 26. We do not take this step lightly. We sought all along to engage you and your administration in a proactive way, and continue to be willing to do so. We are grateful that the state has been willing to… Read More

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