Howard Lestrud

Anniversary of American turning point is not a celebration   Howard Lestrud ECM Columnist The heartbeat of the United States skipped a beat on Nov. 22, 1963 when our 35th President John F. Kennedy at age 46 was assassinated on the streets of Dallas, Texas. It has been 50 years and that heartbeat of our […]

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Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor (Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on bipartisanship.) How do the actual players, the politicians, view the words bipartisan and bipartisanship? Last week, we read the comments of some Forest Lake Senior High School social studies students. They gave their honest definitions of the words. This […]

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Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor (Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on bipartisanship.) Most politicians are guilty as charged, guilty of over using the words ‘bipartisan’ and ‘bipartisanship.’ During most election campaigns, whether it’s for city council, county board, state house, state senate, governor, U.S. house, U.S. senator or president of […]

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Abraham Lincoln is alive and well. It seems this is true, seeing the many books, periodicals, television specials and movie productions that are before us.

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