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  • Free speech, expression going hand-in-hand with free enterprise

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:16pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Small businesses are gearing up for the holiday shopping season–including those in the Greater Pelican Area. “Small Business Saturday” is November 26. Locally, the celebration of small business actually starts a day early–Friday, November 25, when downtown Pelican Rapids illuminates for the holidays with the “Lighted Horse Parade” at 6:30 p.m. Businesses will be hosting… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Thanksgiving through the years

    | Published on November 29, 2016 at 2:12pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    A look back at food prices; stores that served Pelican area over the decades This week we’re going to “look back” a little differently. We each have our favorite must-have dishes that comprise our Thanksgiving dinner each year. Here’s a look at how the cost of that dinner has changed through the years. Thanksgiving Menu… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Distracted driving…in 1966

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:27pm CDT prpress| Author: prpress

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    Lake Region linemen assist with storm damage in 1991  McDunn International farm business purchases new location in 1941 By Brenda Brand 50 years ago November 17, 1966 • Cars collide north of town. Two cars collided on Highway No. 9 near the Pelican Bowling Center when one of the vehicles wandered to the left side of the road. John… Read More

  • Only in and around Pelican

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From the Pelican Pool Hall and beyond…Folks reflect on election Editor’s Note: Many of our readers will recognize the name of this columnist, Tom Runningen, as a local “social critic” with an opinon on just about everything.  He’s a regular at the Pelican Rapids Pool Hall.  The Pelican Press decided to bring his commentary out of… Read More

  • Preventing teens from taking up tobacco

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:24pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Have you seen the results of the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey? I was ecstatic to learn that the smoking rate among teenagers is falling to record low levels, with only 8.4% of 11th graders, and 4.3% of 9th graders reporting they had smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days. However, this great news from the Minnesota… Read More

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