• One of few living witnesses recalls viewing legendary Lake Lida sturgeon ‘on ice’ days after lunker speared in 1948

    | Published on August 1, 2017 at 10:08am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    I may or may not be–among the few people alive to see the famous Lake Lida sturgeon “in the flesh,” after it was speared in December of 1948. The fish was displayed in the walk-in beer cooler of Perry Swenson’s night club, east of Pelican Rapids on County Road 4. The immense fish was later… Read More

  • It is it too late to send Donald Trump to summer camp?…President ought to learn the ‘Scout Law’

    | Published on August 1, 2017 at 10:01am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent… With the long and successful tradition of Boy Scouting in Pelican Rapids, many Troop 313 alumni were no doubt watching with interest the recent controversy at the National Jamboree. President Donald Trump was invited to speak at national event–as presidents have over the… Read More

  • Both parties should focus on policies that strengthen families

    | Published on July 25, 2017 at 10:23am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    By Jim Smoger Wheaten Gazette For a generation Republicans have labeled themselves the political party of family values. This was based on broad positions of being against abortion rights, for prayer in public schools, and against homosexual rights. But in the President Donald Trump-era much of what we have taken for granted about politics is turning upside… Read More

  • Community center is important to social fabric of Pelican

    | Published on July 25, 2017 at 10:21am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    We are writing in favor of finishing the community center project that was begun so many years ago with the purchase of the Lake Region Electric building. One of the things that Dave and I value most about Pelican Rapids is the sense of community. A public space that people can use for meetings, gatherings and… Read More

  • Let’s continue re-investing in Pelican Rapids

    | Published on July 25, 2017 at 10:15am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    City hall community center is a reasonable plan to create another asset in town…Just as our forefathers have done for several generations Driving from the south city limits to the north city limits of Pelican Rapids–I marveled at all the orange barricades, the heavy equipment, the bustling workers and all the construction disruption in the… Read More

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