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  • Let’s continue re-investing in Pelican Rapids

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

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    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

  • Free press and its role in a democracy

    | Published on July 18, 2017 at 9:23am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The job of the free press in a democracy is to question power. Question, question, question and question again. The reason for this questioning ethic is that along with power comes corruption and the more the power the more the corruption. That is why the destruction of the free press is one of the major hallmarks… Read More

  • Pelican video of ‘favorite place in world’ an internet hit

    | Published on July 18, 2017 at 9:15am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican graduates, the Kvidts, produce video of places, sights, sounds and people of Greater Pelican lakes country A video extolling the virtues and beauty of the Pelican Rapids lake country is barely a minute long–but is generating a long list of views and visits on the internet. Described by the creator as “one of my favorite… Read More

  • Could nearby townships be an asset in developing Pelican community center?

    | Published on July 11, 2017 at 9:54am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    As I was on the Pelican Rapids city council when the old Lake Region Electric Cooperative building was purchased, I was a strong supporter of it. And to this day, I still am. I feel the building still has a lot to offer the city. I’m not totally against a professional kitchen in the event center… Read More

  • Another view of Pelican event center debate

    | Published on July 11, 2017 at 9:53am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    I applaud Pelican Rapids City Council members Foster, Strand and Ballard for expressing their conerns on the cost of the interior remodeling and furnishing on the upper level of the city hall building. It sounds like $770,000 to re-do the city hall level alone is bad enough. With the window replacements and remodeling for an event… Read More

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