howard lestrud

In a second part of a three-part series, Clicking on the Web goes back farther than the last four decades of heated presidential debates to reflect on the history of popular debates between Abraham Lincoln and his challenger, Stephen Douglas for the U.S. Senate. Lincoln lost the election for the Senate but two years later [...]

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There’s still a fixation on exploring Mars and sometime in the future it is very possible that a man will set face on this planet and find out is martians exist. The United States has led the way in exploring Mars by landing rovers on Mars. The newest visitor to Mars is a U.S. rover [...]

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Most of us are able to relate to wars involving the United States. Most recently, we have been closely following the war in Afghanistan. We have also followed the war in Iraq, the Vietnam war, the Korean War and World War II. Many of us are not familiar with the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. What [...]

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It seems like summer came way early to us with the beautiful spring weather we began enjoying in February. The state’s greenery came early and has been enjoyed by many and will continue to be part of our summer plans as we head to some of Minnesota’s 73 state parks. State parks officially open on [...]

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There was a time when the black bear was not a common resident of central Minnesota and even in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. Now, black bear sightings have become more common in many locations throughout the state. Congratulations to Dana Coleman’s first grade class at Andover Elementary School in Andover for taking [...]

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This election year 2012 may be one of the most important elections in American history. That could be said every presidential election year and it is true because the elections uphold many of our principles carved into one of our most precious historical documents, the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution, one of only eight still in [...]

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