Opinions

  • Looking Back: VFW’s Voice of Democracy winner 50 years ago was Faythe Haugrud

    | Published on February 28, 2017 at 12:52pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Pelican joined campaign to collect books for  World War II effort in 1942 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago March 1, 1917 • Suffrage Bill is passed Minnesota House of Representatives final vote to grant suffrage to women passed 85-41. This bill provides for an amendment to the state constitution. One wing of Suffragists opposed the Peterson Bill as… Read More

  • Study of lake home, cabin owners uncovers disturbing trend:

    | Published on February 28, 2017 at 12:49pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Aging owners face rising cost of living, high health care costs, plus expense of maintaining water quality A new statewide survey conducted late last year by the non-profit environmental group, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates (MLR), has found a disturbing trend among the more than 300 Lakeshore Seasonal property owners and Lakeshore Homestead property owners: An… Read More

  • ‘What’s Right?’

    | Published on February 28, 2017 at 12:47pm CST Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    Tell us about the fine qualities of Pelican area Comments on ‘what’s right’ with Pelican area, and also constructive criticism invited: email Louis Hoglund, managing editor newsprpress@loretel.net Pelican Valley open house will spotlight new nursing home Pelican Valley Senior Living is a strong force in the greater Pelican Rapids lake country,  with a payroll of some 114 employees…. Read More

  • Battle Lake’s growth a great model for Pelican area

    | Published on February 28, 2017 at 12:46pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Speakers outline strategies for energizing the community Lessons on how to “re-energize” the community can be learned–not from a city in a faraway place–but just down the road Battle Lake. The remarkable turnaround at Battle Lake has spanned less than a decade, with a renovated central downtown district; more than 16 new businesses; a recreational trail… Read More

  • In and Around Pelican Rapids…

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:24pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Thoughts on protesters, terrorism, the Pelican dam, and the ‘two percent’ of delinquents at Pelican High in the 1960s-70s By Tom Runningen “In and Around Pelican” columnist Editor’s Note: Many of our readers will recognize the name of this columnist, Tom Runningen, as a man of many opinions–some more rational and well-conceived than others.  He’s a… Read More

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