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  • Looking Back: Ford Mustang rally was local auto buff highlight in 1967

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:22pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago February 22, 1917 • Swamp fever Peter Kopperud informed the Press Tuesday that he had lost two horses-one dying last fall and the other about three weeks ago-from a peculiar malady. Some more of his horses are ailing, so he thought it advisable to find out the trouble. Dr. Restad of Fergus, was up… Read More

  • ‘What’s Right?’

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:13pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Invitation for commentary on the fine qualities of Pelican area still open; Constructive criticism also invited What is “right” with the Greater Pelican Rapids area? We put out an invitation to readers, in the Feb. 15 Press,  asking for examples of the good things happening in the Pelican area. We’re starting to receive some responses. Printed here are… Read More

  • Serious questions about Star Lake casino

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:07pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    White Earth should shoot down plans for Star Lake Casino. Shooting Star Corporation has plans to build a new casino, which will be the third one for the White Earth Nation, at remote Star Lake in Otter Tail County. It’s a bad idea. Here’s why: First of all, it’s an environmental disaster. It would replace a beautiful,… Read More

  • The rise…and fall…of Pelican Rapids

    Published on February 14, 2017 at 3:35pm CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Send us your comments: What’s right with Greater Pelican area? In this new era of “alternative facts” and sensational news, we publish the above headline—specifically to get our readers’ attention. Yes. Even your local newspaper is guilty of shamelessly sensationalizing our stories and headlines to grab readers.   But we have our motives. Lots of folks have… Read More

  • Looking Back – World War II effort caused machinery, parts shortages

    | Published on February 14, 2017 at 3:24pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Tourist information center opened near Tastee Freez in 1967 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, February 15, 1917 • Silver Cup Johnson & Knutson received the handsome silver cup a few days ago, a premium given by the First National Bank and the Northwestern Trust Co., of St. Paul, for the best ten ears of corn exhibited at the corn show… Read More

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