Small weekly newspaper receiving praise for column approaches to stand up for diversity.

4 month ago

Pelican Rapids news, Minnesota news.

Last month, Pelican Rapids Press posted high school graduation photos on its Facebook page, including photos of Somali students. After a Facebook commentator said the newspaper was "anti-American", editor Louis Hoglund used the pen to defend himself.

In a chronicle on June 12, Hoglund said sarcastically that his paper was "anti-American".

Hoglund invited the Facebook commentator to write a letter to the editor and attend a multicultural festival, a visual show that will certainly reinforce what it means to be American.

More than 100 people commented on the Hoglund column.