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  • How’s the water?

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 10:12am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Most Minnesota lakes in good shape From Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released the results of an effort to gauge the health of the state’s major recreational lakes. In the first statewide study of its kind, 75% of Minnesota lakes met water quality standards for recreation such as swimming and wading. While… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor…

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 10:10am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Halloween tradition has varied roots; in Pelican, some businesses plan Friday event By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  Here come those little ghosts and goblins once again! Sunday October 31, is that date that many young, and not so young, will be celebrating Halloween. This is the evening that many young people will wear costumes and masks… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, October 20, 1921 • Chest and Baby Clinic A chest and baby clinic will be held in the high school Saturday under the direction of Miss Tyler, county Red Cross nurse. The clinic will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and continue through the day. Dr. Glen Malchen, children specialist of… Read More

  • Viewing athleticism as a pursuit for all ages is not about being the best—it’s being YOUR best

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

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    I absolutely love the letter to the editor that my classmate, Pamela Hovland wrote on “The many and diverse ‘athletes’ of Pelican Rapids!” (Sept. 30 edition, Pelican Rapids Press)  It brought me right back to the lessons I learned through sports at PRHS and how they have continued to bring me health, strength and joy in life!… Read More

  • Swimming pools, community centers, parks, bridges, sewer-water, streets-sidewalks…and ‘debt ceilings’

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 9:27am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Community growth and tax base are intertwined … in a ‘roundabout’ way Pelican Rapids may have more important projects and needs and wants than its tax and debt capacity can comfortably afford.  The street sewer-water and Highway 59-108 project; pool-aquatic center; dam removal-bridge replacement; and the conversion of the former senior building to a small community… Read More

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