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  • Count ‘em: There are 9 presidential candidates on the Minnesota ballot

    | Published on October 25, 2016 at 3:05pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    by Jim Smoger, news editor Wheaton Gazette Most people are disgusted by the major party choices in the Presidential election.  The good news is the ballot voters pick up on election day, or before, has a lot more options. For example, there is the Socialist Workers Party nominees Alyson Kennedy and Osborne Hart.  It was a little… Read More

  • ‘Crooked Hillary,’ ‘sex offender Trump’

    | Published on October 25, 2016 at 2:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The truth is not out there on Facebook posts… Look for honest news sources during the 2016 campaign By Daniel Motz  Correspondent and Columnist  I think the best way to put the election this year is fear. I know Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” But, he wasn’t alive during this election cycle…. Read More

  • If only the world was a big back yard…where we all find peace, harmony

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 3:05pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Two adventurous young women from Pelican had an adventure in Europe…a half century ago, during an era far away… “When you go out in the world…you are never really alone–you’re always in someone’s back yard.” Those simple, but really quite profound words, were from Joann (Meyer) Sorum–who took off with Phyllis Drayton for Europe, not long… Read More

  • In a changing economy, exercising your right to vote this November is critical to democracy

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:58pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    We hear some outrageous promises by both political candidates for president. One candidate assures us that we will again be great if we can bring back our high paying manufacturing jobs from overseas. That is a simple solution that won’t work. There are many reasons why the high paying jobs have disappeared. The introduction of the… Read More

  • It’s Click it or Ticket time

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:57pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County coalition urges motorists to buckle up As everyone knows, Minnesota has a primary seat belt law. This means that every person riding in a vehicle has to be buckled up. Law enforcement can stop a vehicle for no other reason than someone in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt. Even if… Read More

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