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  • From the pen of the mayor: Gradually, state is ‘opening up,’ but remember precautions

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:52am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Brent Frazier Mayor, Pelican Rapids The Memorial holiday of 2020 is now behind us and we continue to feel the warm weather flowing up to us in the southerly breezes. With these warmer days and evenings now upon us, we witness the gatherings of people at different venues. It is truly of human nature for… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:35pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican area Civil War veterans lead the procession for Memorial Day a century ago by Brenda Brand, Columnist   100 years ago May 20, 1920 • Townley Coming A.C. Townley and Dr. Shipstad, the head of the Non-Partisan League and the candidate for governor, respectively are to be in Pelican Rapids June 4 to discuss the political issues… Read More

  • From the pen of the Mayor:

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:26pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Since experts don’t seem to agree, use ‘COVID common sense’ By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids With the warm summer weather approaching, there have been suggestions that the COVID-19 will be diminished and the possibility that it will be eliminated. As good as that assumption may sound to each of us; it probably won’t become… Read More

  • Economy will not defeat COVID-19

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 3:24pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    The virus came first. If there had been no virus, it’s almost certain that there would have been no economic disaster. People would still be working, summer would mean what summer has always meant, our lives would be recognizable, and we wouldn’t be wearing masks. But the virus came to the entire world and we can… Read More

  • 2020 graduates honored with parades… and quilts

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 2:40pm CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Commencement exercises across the land will be unusual and, I guess unfortunate, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But looking at the brighter side; one thing is for certain: The Class of 2020 graduations will be unforgettable. We invite Pelican area residents, families, businesses and organizations to participate in both the school and… Read More

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