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  • Pres. Trump: A master manipulator who has fulfilled few of his promises

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:18pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Editor’s note: The essay written by Terry Esau, published in the Jan. 15 Pelican Rapids Press, inspired a string of responses. The essay explored the notion of “What Jesus would do at a Pres. Donald Trump rally?”  The accompanying column was written by Roger Haglund, a Pelican Rapids native and 1960 graduate of Pelican Rapids… Read More

  • Fallen area guardsmen Nord honored as 2020 legislative session opens

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:15pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Minnesota Senate returned to the Capitol on Tuesday and began the session by honoring three Minnesota National Guard members who perished in a helicopter crash near Kimball last December. State Rep. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria)  presented a Senate resolution honoring Chief Warrant Officer Charles Nord of Perham, Minnesota, who was among the fatalities. Below you will… Read More

  • Looking Back: Auctioneer a reserve champ in 1995; Pelican wrestler at district meet in 1970

    | Published on February 19, 2020 at 12:14pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Friday the 13th blizzard a century ago; tough winter in 1945 By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago, February 19, 1920 • Buys Building Mrs. H.E. Stevens has bought the building on Broadway, south of the railroad track, occupied by the Misses Thompson & Hagen Millinery Store.  The Stevens family will take possession the first of next month and… Read More

  • Looking BACK: War news was in pages of Press in 1945, including word of local captured by Germans

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:32am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Brenda Brand 100 years ago February 12, 1920 • Telephone wire and pole placement to resume The work putting in new poles and an extra wire for the Maplewood Rural Telephone Association which was started last fall and had to be abandoned on account of the early winter, will be resumed as soon as the frost is out… Read More

  • Letter to THE EDITOR: Democrats put untrue ideas into people’s minds

    | Published on February 12, 2020 at 4:31am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I am commenting in regards to the column “What would Jesus do at a President Trump rally,” January 15, 2020.  The man who wrote this article about Jesus being at a Trump rally reminds me of Satan beguiling Eve in the Garden of Eden. He used lies to get her to eat the fruit and then… Read More

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