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by Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor There are certain dates in American History that we have observed and we will never forget where we were at that particular time. One of those times for many of us will be observed next Sunday, Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor What does Labor Day mean to us? To many, it means the end of summer. To others, it means the beginning of school. Those are accurate assumptions but Labor Day is really much more. Labor Day 2011 will be observed on Monday, Sept. 5. By going to the […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor Minnesota Twins Season #2 at Target Field is just a few days away and I can’t wait. Minnesota Twins fans were blown away with the appeal of the new stadium last year and interest in the ballpark seems even greater this year.  Season ticket sales were again capped […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor When those of us who remember President John F. Kennedy reflect back 50 years, the common remembrance is how he started his administration — a most memorable inaugural address, one we haven’t quite heard since. Other events early in his administration will also come to mind. Let’s remember […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor To some, the sounds of spring come when you see your first robin, when you hear water dripping off the roof, when you see blooming flowers and when you move your toes through green gass. To others, the only plausible sound of spring is the crack of a […]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor If you happen to be somewhat of a history buff, you surely have heard of James J. Hill of St. Paul. He was a railroad executive, serving as a chief executive officer of a family of lines headed by the Great Northern Railway, which served a substantial area […]

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What is WikiLeaks? Many who know very little, just a little, lots and a tremendous amount about the Internet likely have heard about WikiLeaks. Even so, these people may not really know what WikiLeaks actually is.

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It seems very appropriate that the birthday of one of most accomplished civil rights advocates, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., should come so close to a special observance in February called Black History Month. This observance had its beginning in 1920 as Negro History and Literature Week.

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