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  • Maplewood connections

    | Published on September 12, 2017 at 4:46pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Avid photographer, who died after struggle with cancer, leaves legacy; Maplewood’s ‘mountains’ remind Nepalese visitors of ‘home’ The magnetism of Maplewood State Park was vividly revealed last week, by several stories of unique visitor experiences. One a story of “New Americans” from Nepal who experienced the beauty of our natural resources; and one a story about… Read More

  • A September 11th Remembrance

    | Published on September 6, 2017 at 4:10pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    For those of us old enough to have been around sixteen years ago, it’s still as fresh in our memories as what we did this morning; got up, had breakfast, turned on morning TV, watched our world change forever. Joe and I, who then lived in New Jersey during the fall and winter months, were… Read More

  • FROM THE PEN OF THE MAYOR: Fond farewell to summer; along with an optimistic look forward for Pelican and surrounding area

    | Published on September 6, 2017 at 4:00pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Ben Frazieer, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  By looking at the calendar, the summer of 2017 is almost history, but we know that the month of September and early October can still produce much warm weather. It is sort of the norm that when school classes resume in September, the thermometer rises. Each and every… Read More

  • When to step in to make decisions on aging family

    | Published on August 30, 2017 at 10:13am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    by Karin Haugrud Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging Your dad lives in another state and is recovering from a broken hip. You hear from his neighbor that despite his cheery “everything is just fine” attitude, he is unable to keep the house clean or do laundry. Or maybe you live across… Read More

  • After Charlottesville protests, violence–Pelican Rapids gets talking

    | Published on August 30, 2017 at 10:00am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Third group discussion on diversity, multi cultural awareness set at Pelican Library Sept. 7 Issues of race and culture; protest and violence; have dominated the discussion at the national level–and also locally.3 From a somewhat hastily organized initial gathering August 18, a diverse group of local folks anxious to explore local perspectives on these national issues… Read More

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