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  • Preventing teens from taking up tobacco

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:24pm CST 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

  • Hillary for Prison? Let’s hope President Trump makes the right decision

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 12:23pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Jim Smoger News editor Wheaton Gazette Let’s start out by imagining that Hillary Clinton’s life goes completely to heck for the next 10 months. It already started by losing the presidential election to Donald Trump.  Trump would then make good on his plans to have the U.S. Justice Department investigate Clinton on everything from WikiLeaks to… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK: Red Cross Roll Call in 1941

    | Published on October 25, 2016 at 3:09pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Bumper crop of corn harvested in 1991; 1966: Severson Drug in new store By Brenda Brand 50 years ago October 27, 1966 • Severson Drug in new building. Severson Drug re-located into an all new building at the corner of Broadway and Mill Street. The new store incorporates the most modern features in design, planning and merchandising. The well-lighted… Read More

  • Only in and around Pelican

    | Published on October 25, 2016 at 3:07pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It’s difficult to concentrate this time of year, when all thoughts lead…to the deer stand 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 Press decided to bring… Read More

  • Letter writer backs Trump

    | Published on October 25, 2016 at 3:06pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Republican candidate for President of the United States of Ameria is Donald J. Trump. Is Donald a “Pro-Amtrak” Republican? Let’s be cautiously optimistic! Donald wrote this in 2015. “Our airports, bridges, water tunnels, power grids, rail systems – our nation’s entire infrastructure is crumbling, and we aren’t doing anything about it. These projects put people… Read More

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