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  • Law enforcement, school officials bracing for long pandemic winter

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:38am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Suicide threat drove home pandemic mental health concerns at local level Mental health is a concern during the pandemic; and it has been mentioned several times at Pelican Rapids School Board meetings.   Fears that COVID-19 stress would take its toll on both staff and students went from speculation to reality last week.  A suicide threat… Read More

  • Pandemic has impact on turkey industry

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 1:44pm CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    No shortage of ‘big birds’–or leftovers–this holiday season, with over-supply of plus-size turkeys Free Thanksgiving turkeys were delivered last week to veterans, cops and ambulance workers by Pelican Rapids American Legion Post 17 volunteers. Recipients needed to be prepared:  1) They needed an extra cubic foot or two in the freezer or refrigerator. 2) They needed a big… Read More

  • A century ago, Farmers Co-op planned elevator

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 12:08pm CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican Legion hosted big event for veterans; with WW II over  By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago November 18, 1920 • May Build Elevator It is very likely that Farmers Cooperative Warehouse Association will build a fine large elevator in the spring.  C.G. Swanson, the manager, Peter Hanson, A.P. Restad and Ed Breustle took a trip to North Dakota… Read More

  • COVID herd immunity: Often mentioned; far less proven

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 11:52am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    The real horror of the “herd immunity” strategy is the human cost. To achieve 60% immunity, 200 million Americans would have to get sick. By David Ellison Guest Contributor  This phrase has been tossed around a lot in recent months but rarely discussed very carefully.  It usually goes something like, “If 60-70% of the population gets infected… Read More

  • From the pen of the mayor…

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 11:51am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Mayor calls on Pelican area to mask up; wash up; and keep your distance By Brent Frazier, mayor, City of Pelican Rapids  The dilemma of the COVID-19 pandemic that shook our world in March 2020 still remains with us to this day. When will it end? When will a vaccine be available for the public to defend… Read More

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