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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On Monday mornings, at a coffee shop in Mounds View, Tim Budig, Howard Lestrud and I meet to discuss their plans for the week ahead.
Before lambasting our Minnesota state legislators, give them a grade of A-plus for being able to efficiently navigate through the State Capitol and through the other connected buildings or buildings near by.