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  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on October 14, 2020 at 1:44pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Local Foods workshops put Pelican in spotlight as one of food hubs in Minnesota Several months ago our own City of Pelican Rapids was selected as one of sixteen cities throughout the United States to have been the recipient of a technical assistance grant from the 2020 Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) Program.  Our city was… Read More

  • Looking BACK….Boys return from WWII

    | Published on October 14, 2020 at 1:29pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Brenda Brand, Columnist For the first time, women voted in 1920—and already they were ‘lobbied’ to vote YES to road improvement ammendment 100 years ago October 14, 1920 • To Women Voters! The women of Minnesota will hold the balance of power in determining the state’s political complexion on all questions and candidates at the coming election. It is… Read More

  • Your vote will set the course of nation

    | Published on October 14, 2020 at 1:25pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I reluctantly voted for Donald Trump, a controversial candidate, in 2016 because the Democrats didn’t offer a candidate I could support.  President Trump has worked hard to keep his campaign promises in spite of how aggressively his political opponents have fought his efforts, maligned him, and tried to take control by means of an impeachment… Read More

  • Johnson, Anderson will bring ‘the best of us’ to Minnesota State Legislature

    | Published on October 14, 2020 at 1:25pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I plan to vote for Brittney Johnson and Michelle Anderson for MN House and Senate respectively and I would like to ask you to do the same.  I know each of them personally and have worked directly with both Brittney and Michelle on community projects. I have found both of them strategic and thoughtful, two… Read More

  • Writer recalls Rasmusson as young Boy Scout—now running for State House

    | Published on October 14, 2020 at 1:24pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    One of the greatest joys in life is having enough decades behind one to see children mature to adulthood.  Early in 2020, I had a cup of coffee with Jordan Rasmusson, whom I first met when he was a 6th grader, and I was coordinating a trip for his Boy Scout Troop to visit the:… Read More

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