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  • Winning a 10 buck lottery…And the hottest show in the nation

    | Published on October 16, 2018 at 9:43pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Pelican teacher was drawn for front row seats to musical ‘Hamilton’ at Minneapolis Orpheum A Pelican Rapids school teacher “won the lottery,” and had front row seats for the hottest broadway show in recent history. The musical “Hamilton,” is a biography of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. Tickets for the touring show, which has been playing since August at the Orpheum in… Read More

  • Sherbrooke a 1958 butter-making champ, Looking BACK distance runner club active in 1993

    | Published on October 9, 2018 at 8:36pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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  • Local journalism matters because communities matter

    | Published on October 9, 2018 at 8:32pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Matt Geiger, Executive Editor News Publishing Co. Black Earth, WI “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.” It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of ribbons being cut at bakeries, and donations being dropped off at local food pantries. We print the… Read More

  • Attend local candidate forum; check your local newspaper for 2018 voting information

    | Published on October 9, 2018 at 8:27pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Voters have plenty to consider for Election 2018. And we’re not only referring to the state and national-level elections. The fullest ballot in a decade or more will face voters in West Otter Tail County when they go to the polls November 6–in terms of local and area elected offices. Thankfully, an informal coalition of volunteers have organized an… Read More

  • Painting of Pelican airport tower was overdue–last time was 1990

    | Published on October 2, 2018 at 10:51pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Great story in last week’s Press about Zane Brosowske and his Eagle Scout Project of painting the beacon tower at the Pelican Rapids Airport, call sign 47Y (Sorry it’s the pilot in me.) It also brought back good memories of the Eagle Scout projects of two of my grandsons. And, it also brought back memories of how that beacon tower ended up at 47Y. As… Read More

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