• Famous Lida sturgeon took ‘road trip’ to Barnesville for display

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:46pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Hobby taxidermist Cliff Overvold created Lida sturgeon mount in 1948 So famous far and wide was the Lake Lida sturgeon, that it became a “road show.” Retired Rothsay Postmaster Stephen Magnusson hauled the six foot two inch mount to Barnesville, not long after it was speared on Lake Lida in 1948. Speared illegally, the Conservation Department… Read More

  • Nuclear disarmament is an obligation

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:41pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Across the world there is a strong desire for a global nuclear weapons ban and United Nations negotiations will begin in March 2017 to secure a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, following a vote at the UN General Assembly. Also at many conferences worldwide, this subject is going to be examined, studied, and acted upon. Nuclear weapons… Read More

  • Looking Back – ‘Tractorettes Training’ offered in 1942 to prepare farm labor for World War II effort

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:38pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress


    Local artist Lula Brown displayed work statewide in 1967 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, March 22, 1917 • Potato warehouse meeting. A meeting was held Friday for the purpose of making future plans for the potato warehouse, which is proposed to be built here this summer. About fifty were present at the meeting. County Agent Bopp was present… Read More

  • ‘What’s Right?’

    | Published on March 21, 2017 at 1:30pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    More observations of good things happening in the greater Pelican area Please email your comments to newsprpress@loretel.net Mail: Pelican Rapids Press, Attention Louis Hoglund, Box 632, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572. Young men, women are a blessing to Pelican area The community of Pelican Rapids abounds with so many fine outstanding young men and women. By… Read More

  • Winning ‘Voice of Democracy’essays published

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 4:10pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Two winners were announced for the Pelican Rapids VFW-sponsored Voice of Democracy essay contest. Placing first was Desi Hurley, pictured holding the U.S. flag, with classmate Emma Hoover, who placed second. Representing Post 5052 are Ruth Holmgren, VFW Auxiliary, and Pelican Rapids English teacher Joyce Burnham, who has been dedicated in her encouragement of students… Read More

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