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

28 days 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.