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  • One thing Pelican Rapids rarely talks about…

    | Published on September 29, 2021 at 9:22am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    What is it…?  It’s the Pelican Rapids Press and its managing editor Louis Hoglund. In the last 15 years, more than 2,000 weekly newspapers have gone out of business.  There area about 3,100 counties in the U.S., many of them have no weekly newspaper. And many of them once had papers that were in business for… Read More

  • The many and diverse ‘athletes’ of Pelican Rapids

    | Published on September 29, 2021 at 9:20am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    What do Pelican ‘Hall of Fame,’ bike trails, free-flowing rivers, soccer surge and pickle ball have in common? By Pamela Hovland Guest Contributor At the beginning of the summer, my friend Brenda Haugrud called me an ‘athlete.’  Brenda and her husband Craig own Rehab Plus and Fitness and throughout the pandemic she has been my fitness trainer… Read More

  • Looking Back…‘Airship’ visit a century ago in Pelican potato field was mixed blessing

    | Published on September 22, 2021 at 9:35am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, Sept. 22, 1921 • Airship Here Sunday An airship swooped down here Sunday afternoon, landing in K. Boe’s pasture in the northwest part of town. It was not long after it landed before dozens of automobiles and hundreds of people were chasing that way to see what they could see. In… Read More

  • Forgotten history…

    | Published on September 22, 2021 at 9:34am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    With Gala weekend for Pelican schools, we were reminded of Pelican’s ‘4-day school weeks of the past— during the 1970s energy crisis  Tales of the hometown, and the old school, will be in the air this weekend—as many Pelican alumni, coaches and athletes reminisce at the “Viking Gala.”  The weekend is something of a “triple-header,” with… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist Historic settler landmark on north end of town dedicated 75 years ago 100 years ago, September 15, 1921 • School Children Admitted Free The entertainment committee of the Otter Tail County Fair Association has arranged an entirely different program for the schools this year. The first day of the County Fair, September 27th will be Rural… Read More

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