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  • LOOKING BACK: Distracted driving…in 1966

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

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