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  • State Sen. Cal Larson, Wetterlings met just few months after abduction of Jacob in 1990

    | Published on February 7, 2017 at 4:24pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    This photo dates back more than 25 years, to the early phases of a long nightmare for the Jacob Wetterling family. Nine-year-old Jacob Wetterling vanished in 1989, and the long nightmare came to an end in early September when Daniel Heinrich confessed to kidnapping and killing the boy. Longtime legislator Cal Larson, serving in the… Read More

  • Wetterling investigators had missed opportunities

    | Published on February 7, 2017 at 4:20pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A look back at child kidnapping that was one of state’s tragic ‘crimes of the century’ By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent “In the Dark,” a collection of documentaries on the Jacob Wetterling case, aired from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 on Minnesota Public Radio. The documentaries detailed the many missed opportunities that were there to… Read More

  • Looking Back – Polar snowmobile expedition crew trained on Pelican Lake in 1967

    | Published on February 7, 2017 at 4:14pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    By Brenda Brand 50 years ago February 9, 1967 • Plaisted Polar Expedition Training at Pelican Lake Members of the Plaisted Polar Expedition, a group of men who expect to reach the North Pole on snowmobiles, will train at Pelican Lake north of Pelican Rapids on Saturday and Sunday. While here, they will test equipment and practice rescue techniques. The ten… Read More

  • Concerned that legislative bills will impact state’s clean energy investment

    | Published on February 7, 2017 at 4:01pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Two bills introduced this month in the MN legislature may drastically change the energy policy of our state. HF 235 guts the “Made in Minnesota Solar Energy Incentive” that has nurtured our new state solar energy industry. It has generated hundreds of good jobs as well as helped to slow climate change. The second, HF 234… Read More

  • Nation is living in a plutocracy–not a democracy

    | Published on February 7, 2017 at 4:00pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Cut taxes, cut regulations, reduce the size of government and big money. Do you remember the years from 2000 to 2008 when we lived through: • Tax cuts — for the rich (economic inequality) • Cut regulations — for the scammers (mortgage fraud, Bernie Madoff); cut regulations — for the polluters (rise of lobbyists for the polluters) We are… Read More

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