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  • 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

  • Our final word on Graduation ‘Photo-Gate’

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:14am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    To those of you who deposit your warped version of ‘patriotic Americanism’ on the internet… We didn’t expect 15 minutes of fame–much less 15 days of fame.   Our column about a Facebook comment, which accused the Pelican Rapids Press of “Anti-Americanism” because some of our Somali students were featured prominently in several of our graduation… Read More

  • 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

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