Howard Lestrud
As we look at the makeup of the new Minnesota Legislature, we see the gender representation almost equal in the House and the Senate. Of the 134 members of the House of Representatives, 90 (67 percent) are men and 44 (33 percent)  are women. Of the 67 members of the State Senate, 44 (66 percent) [....Read More
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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. In my new assignment as political editor for ECM Publishers, I just might try to gain an interview with America’s 16th president. I haven’t ...Read More
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By Howard Lestrud ECM Online Managing Editor When we hear of the Swiss Alps, we immediately think of tall mountains and skiing. Judy and I recently had the opportunity to view the Swiss Alps from our bedroom window as we enjoyed holiday (vacation) with some dear friends introduced to us by our daugh...Read More
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By Howard Lestrud, ECM Online Managing Editor  Wipe that sweat off your brow and replace it with dreams of snow sickles hitting your face while out on a snowmobile ride. Many snowmobile enthusiasts will do a little dreaming when they visit the Sno Barons Snowmobile Club’s annual Hay Days event in...Read More
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By Howard Lestrud/ECM Online Managing Editor In just a few days Americans everywhere will be homage to our early government leaders by paying tribute to Independence Day, July 4th, the signing of the Declaration of the Independence. This holiday is a favorite for many of us because it brings our fam...Read More
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