March 13, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
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November 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
The Supreme Court is poised to decide blockbuster cases about affirmative action, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act and, possibly, marriage equality. Let’s hope the justices remember how President Lincoln captivated the nation and helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy. They should all see “Lincoln,” then reread his “perfect gem” of a speech. Continue Reading
October 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR The Willmar School District has approved an offer to sell the empty Lincoln School building for $21,000.
October 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR The threat to tear down Lincoln Elementary School appears to have spurred some interest among potential buyers.
September 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR After generating little interest in three years on the market, the former Lincoln Elementary School in Willmar may be nearing its last days.
August 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
FLANDREAU, S.D. When Myron Taylor encountered an Abraham Lincoln impersonator a few years back at Pipestone’s Civil War Days, the two men had a lot to discuss. Myron is a direct descendant of one of the Native Americans the real Lincoln pardoned in the wake of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
“I felt bad, because I’m confined to a wheelchair, and you’re supposed to stand in the presence of the president, don’t you?” recalled Myron about the meeting, adding that a friend later told him that “Mr. Lincoln said one of the most powerful moments he’d had was meeting a real survivor (of the pardon).” Continue Reading
February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Consider James K. Polk. Not many people do. The 11th president served from 1845 to 1849, kept his promise to serve one term and then died of cholera three months after leaving office. On the second-to-last day of his term, he signed the act creating the Minnesota Territory, and for that, he got his name on one of the state’s 87 counties. Continue Reading
January 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune
The Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words in length. It can be recited in under two minutes. But Abraham Lincoln was wrong when he said in his speech that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.”
In fact, it’s one of the most famous speeches in history, given to remember the 50,000 American soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Gettysburg. Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and to observe the sesquicentennial, the Willmar Public Library is hosting an Abraham Lincoln and Civil War exhibit now through Feb. 17.
May 23, 2011 in DL-Online
To people who grew up with it and the teachers and staff who worked there, Lincoln Park School is more than a school. It’s the heartbeat of their neighborhood. Continue Reading