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  • More on the Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown and ‘Peanuts’ connection to Otter Tail lake country

    | Published on November 21, 2017 at 8:57am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    We’re pleased to report that the “real” Charlie Brown is alive and well–at least in the memories of some folks in the Greater Pelican Rapids area. Following the Pelican Rapids High School theater production of the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” we’ve published a couple items noting Minnesota connections to the famous “Peanuts” cartoon strip. Comic creator, the late… Read More

  • Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt

    | Published on November 14, 2017 at 11:51am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    As written, the Senate tax cut proposal “blows a massive hole in the debt,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. In fact both of the tax cut plans, the house and the senate, contain nearly $1.5 trillion in red ink in the first 10 years. These cuts are mostly for the wealthy… Read More

  • Are Americans losing their connection to veterans?

    | Published on November 14, 2017 at 11:46am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Thanks to local veteran organizations, VFW and American Legion, strong links are nurtured between Pelican students and those who served Veterans Day 2017 prompted newspapers and media to explore an important topic regarding military service–or the lack thereof. Compared to previous generations; when tens of thousands of Americans were drafted into the service during the World Wars, the Cold war, and Vietnam; the modern,… Read More

  • You’re a good man, Charlie Brown… and so is your creator, Charles Schulz

    | Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:36am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican theater dept. paid appropriate tribute to Minnesota-born cartoonist The cast and crew earned a big round of applause for the three-show run of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” It was an odd twist of fate that, only weeks after the home of the late creator of the Charlie Brown comic strip, Charles Schuz, burned down in California–the Pelican Rapids High… Read More

  • Five tax cuts being considered and who benefits from the cuts

    | Published on October 31, 2017 at 10:02am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The first cut being considered is cutting the top tax rate from approximately 39% to 35%. Only the wealthiest people in America would benefit from this tax cut. The second being considered is the estate tax. Only the top .2% of estates are taxed at this time. Thus if you cut this tax only the wealthiest people in America would benefit…. Read More

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