Opinions

  • Democracy and the Pelican city hall project

    | Published on September 26, 2017 at 3:13pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    There are parallels to the national debate over health care: It’s time to move on, ‘refine and revise’ — not ‘repeal and replace’ Good people, with good intentions, will differ in opinion on any given project, initiative or issue. Pelican Rapids is experiencing this with the continuing discussion over the proposed city hall renovation and… Read More

  • High blood alcohol content, dangerous incidents highlight extra DWI enforcement

    | Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:18am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    From Sgt. Jesse Grabow Minnesota State Patrol Risking the lives of children, driving into oncoming traffic, not learning from past mistakes and asking others who were drunk to drive highlight some of the dangerous incidents during the summer extra DWI enforcement period. Results:  • Officers, deputies and troopers arrested 1,370 drivers for DWI, compared with 1,351 arrests… Read More

  • Appreciates Pelican police chief’s help in time of need

    | Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:02am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    While living in Pelican Rapids, during the fall of 2016, Police Chief Jeff Stadum treated me with extraordinary kindness and dignity while I was suffering from a mental health crisis. He was very respectful and offered me choices to resolve my situation, which in turn helped me feel more in control and validated as a human being…. Read More

  • Pelican graduate excited about prospects of Pelican-Maplewood Trail

    | Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:01am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    There are many summertime visitors to our charming town and a recreational trail is an opportunity to offer them even more reasons to stay a bit longer… I’m one of the many PRHS alums who left town after graduation but enthusiastically return in the summer months to see family and friends and take advantage of… Read More

  • Two Vikings on Concordia roster in 1992; drought impacted area in 1967

    | Published on September 12, 2017 at 5:20pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    25 years ago  September 9, 1992 • Siegle to explain peer listeners…Who do your children talk to when they don’t talk to you…their friends, and their friends are being trarined as PEER LISTENERS. What do they talk about…Is the program necessary…Who is involved…Is it working…What can parents do? Al Siegle, advisor to the PEER LISTENER Group… Read More

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