• Free speech, expression going hand-in-hand with free enterprise

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:16pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Small businesses are gearing up for the holiday shopping season–including those in the Greater Pelican Area. “Small Business Saturday” is November 26. Locally, the celebration of small business actually starts a day early–Friday, November 25, when downtown Pelican Rapids illuminates for the holidays with the “Lighted Horse Parade” at 6:30 p.m. Businesses will be hosting… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Thanksgiving through the years

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:12pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress


    A look back at food prices; stores that served Pelican area over the decades This week we’re going to “look back” a little differently. We each have our favorite must-have dishes that comprise our Thanksgiving dinner each year. Here’s a look at how the cost of that dinner has changed through the years. Thanksgiving Menu… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Distracted driving…in 1966

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:27pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress


    Lake Region linemen assist with storm damage in 1991  McDunn International farm business purchases new location in 1941 By Brenda Brand 50 years ago November 17, 1966 • Cars collide north of town. Two cars collided on Highway No. 9 near the Pelican Bowling Center when one of the vehicles wandered to the left side of the road. John… Read More

  • Only in and around Pelican

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    From the Pelican Pool Hall and beyond…Folks reflect on election Editor’s Note: Many of our readers will recognize the name of this columnist, Tom Runningen, as a local “social critic” with an opinon on just about everything.  He’s a regular at the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall.  The Pelican Press decided to bring his commentary out of… Read More

  • Preventing teens from taking up tobacco

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:24pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Have you seen the results of the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey? I was ecstatic to learn that the smoking rate among teenagers is falling to record low levels, with only 8.4% of 11th graders, and 4.3% of 9th graders reporting they had smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days. However, this great news from the Minnesota… Read More

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