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  • From the Pen of the Mayor … 

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:53am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Residents, volunteers are most crucial asset in communities like Pelican Rapids By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  A lot can be said and learned about a community which has several ‘irons in the fire’ in regards to venues and projects. A community as such can be seen as a visionary community that is proactive in its’ thinking… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:15am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    As we look to the future By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Most of us realize that many of the social events and gatherings that we had probably jotted in our planners and on our calendars for 2020 did not come to fruit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope and pray that this will… Read More

  • 2,000 gathered for opening of Pelican Creamery 100 years ago  

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:03am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, January 6, 1921 • Fire Alarm The fire alarm sounded at about two o’clock yesterday morning, the fire being in Dr. Miller’s barn, now used as a livery and feed stable by Rossum and Kind. The fire evidently originated from ashes which contained live coals and was dumped outside. Very little… Read More

  • Love of President Trump and the love of money are closely interconnected

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:01am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    On Christmas Eve, this newspaper published a letter from a gentleman extolling Donald Trump as the greatest president the nation has ever seen and surely ever will see (Dec. 24 letter to the editor from Cary Johnson). The primary reason was a tax reduction that put a few more dollars into the writer’s hand. There… Read More

  • To better thinking in the New Year …

    | Published on January 6, 2021 at 9:00am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With the New Year, there are lots of good wishes and hope for a ‘kinder and gentler’ time, where we can maybe treat each other a little better; try to better understand others; and have more meaningful dialogues.  It might also be a good time for us to reflect on our own mindset, opinions and… Read More

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