Opinions: Letter

  • Young student delivers a ‘piece of her mind’ in letter to editor on dam issue

    | Published on July 10, 2019 at 10:26am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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     A young visitor to Pelican Rapids exercised her right of free speech and expression, when she marched into the Pelican Rapids Press office with a handwritten letter to the editor. She handed it over and asked that it be published in the local paper.  We were delighted to receive this editorial comment, from Taya Nicholls,… Read More

  • A sampling of comments following widespread publicity on Press graduation photo column

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:18am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Editor’s Note:  Published here are just a few of the thousands of comments that were posted, emailed or texted to the Pelican Rapids Press, following the June 12 column regarding a Facebook post critical of the Press graduation photos, because Somali students were prominently pictured in several of the images.   Subsequent media coverage propelled… Read More

  • Letters to THE EDITOR: Inspired by spirit of inclusion, writer will visit Pelican

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:16am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Thank you for your wonderful philosophy and public action for inclusiveness of all peoples.  Fantastic article in response to an uninformed, scared (?) individual who seems clueless about American history and what truly makes our country “great.” I will make a point of visiting your fine community of Pelican Rapids when I am in Minnesota later… Read More

  • Letters to THE EDITOR: Pelican sets example of understanding

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:16am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    When I visit schools, kids have no problem with other kids who are different. No matter how one dresses…kids are kids. It’s often times attitudes that are handed down or our hateful social media for which people can hide behind unkind comments.  Our America is a melting pot…this time not from Europe, but elsewhere. Kids… Read More

  • Letters to THE EDITOR: Pelican was diverse a century ago–including Jewish merchant family

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:15am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Just read about your “Anti-American” article in the Tribune, then in your paper.  My father, Sam Hartman, was born in Pelican Rapids in 1911, as were most of his seven brothers and sisters, and the family lived there for many years. My grandfather Morris had a general store on main street and my family always… Read More

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