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  • Letter to the Editor: Concerned about anti-immigrant rhetoric

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:32am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I’ve never met you (and, until today, I had never heard of you or your newspaper) but I am so proud of your essay about the graduation photo. I grew up in a small Minnesota town myself (Roseau), but I have lived in the Twin Cities since 1980, when I came down here to attend the… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor: Kentucky guy wants to visit Pelican after column

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Dear Un-Americanites: That op-ed column (Pelican Press June 12) is amazing, and I applaud your comments.  You make me want to visit Pelican Rapids (no, seriously, I’m Googling it).  The good folks of Pelican Rapids – Americans, Somali graduates, lovers of Scandinavian music, etc. – seem to be in quite good hands, media-wise.   Thanks for… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor: Proud to call Pelican home, thanks to diversity

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:30am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Many many thanks to the Press for including the “Anti-American” article in this week’s paper.  I’ve always been incredibly proud to call Pelican my home in large part because of our diversity and I was equally proud reading your article in my hometown paper.  Thank you for calling out the racist comment for what it was…. Read More

  • Letter to the Editor: Pelican turned Somali grad Hashi into a ‘real’ American

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:29am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Hi Pelican Press! My name is Ato Hashi. I’m 2017 Pelican Rapids  high school  graduate.  I recently read Anti-American article posted earlier. Pelican Rapids is my hometown no matter what!  It’s the town I adore, the town that nurtured me and turned me into real American! I came to Pelican March/05/2012. I was welcomed by… Read More

  • Press overwhelmed by dozens of comments on ‘Anti-American’ column

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 9:21am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Overwhelming is an understatement, as far as the reaction to our column in the June 12 edition of the Pelican Rapids Press.  Also overwhelming was the very direct impact of the dark side of social media and the internet, on topics of ethnic diversity. Quick background:  We covered the 2019 Pelican Rapids High School graduation ceremony,… Read More

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