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  • Republican plan cuts Medicaid payments in favor of tax cuts for wealthy

    | Published on June 20, 2017 at 11:10am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The following data about the importance of medicaid to the upper midwest states comes from the editor and from the publisher of the Star Tribune. It was reported in the Wednesday, June 14 edition. In North Dakota, 1 in 4 children are covered by Medicaid, as well as 1 in 3 disabled and 1 in 2… Read More

  • ‘Swastika’ in Pelican school brickwork prompts reader to send images

    | Published on June 20, 2017 at 11:08am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    An unusual bit of Pelican Rapids history continues to intrigue readers. The Pelican Rapids Press published a column a couple weeks ago about the “ominous” symbol that was worked into the masonry of the old school, since demolished. The brickwork, resembling the swastika that was strongly associated with the German Nazi party, was constructed in… Read More

  • Minnesota plans for changing climate

    | Published on June 20, 2017 at 10:59am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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      “Climate change is bringing serious effects that we’ll have to live with. Building resilience is about making the systems that support our health and economy more prepared for these challenges… Bringing together the planners from all the state’s agencies responsible for coping with the changes that are already happening, as well as those we… Read More

  • Keeping a healthy smile

    | Published on June 13, 2017 at 11:02am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    A quick course on mouth care from area Agency on Aging By Karin Haugrud Land of the Dancing Sky Agency on Aging Fergus Falls Senior LinkAge Line® Specialist A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Too often older people—especially those who wear dentures—feel they no longer need dental checkups. If you haven’t learned the… Read More

  • Leaving global environmental pact is not good for US, the world, or our planet

    | Published on June 13, 2017 at 10:59am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    President Trump has taken the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords. He has implied that his reason for getting out of the Accords was that the rest of the world was using the Paris Climate Accords to take advantage of the U.S. and U.S. businesses. That is not how the Paris Climate Accord works. Each country… Read More

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