Selling diversity: Pelican Rapids schools seek to dispel rumors, cast cultures in positive light
At her graduation speech last spring, Pelican Rapids salutatorian Kristine Neu told a story that spurred knowing laughs.
At an agricultural education convention the year before, students from a neighboring district had asked about surviving this quiet town of 2,400 and her school, which hosts teens from a dozen countries. "Is it true that if you walk down certain streets in Pelican Rapids, you will get shot?" someone asked.