The NewsCut 4th of July tradition… The annual posting of the official News Cut July 4th observation: And here’s why there’s a 4th of July, and why we should be off all week. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them Read more →
Team Josh, Gettysburg at 150, a special session for the Internet tax, why don’t people like books anymore, and Lake Pepin with glorious weather. Read more →
Next week is the 4th of July, a day we honor our declaration of freedom to pursue happiness, if not outright attain it. Just one question: What is this happiness we are told we can pursue? Time’s cover story this week considers whether the Founding Fathers’ view of the word is the same as the Read more →
There are war criminals and there are war criminals. Today’s Associated Press report that a Nazi responsible for wiping out a village is living in Minneapolis has gotten well-deserved attention and it’s instigated a debate on the proper U.S. response to the revelation. We understandably are repulsed at the very notion that someone could slaughter Read more →
In a lot of metro school districts, the last days of school often include a trip to Valleyfair or a day playing outside, what with the grades already being in and all. Out in Hendricks, Minnesota, though, the kids learn right up until the end. Each year there’s a field trip to the Lincoln County Read more →
A World War II bomber is raised from the English Channel, more than 70 years after it crashed. Read more →
It was 45 years ago today that Sirhan Sirhan shot and killed Robert F. Kennedy after a celebration over Kennedy’s win in the California presidential primary. Read more →
If you’re one of the people who occasionally considers the aging of presidents, this is your kind of day.
The Highland Store was a more-than-100-year-old icon by the side of County Highway 10, a grocery store at one time, and a gathering spot for the small town east of Lanesboro proper.
One of the 33 original Tuskegee pilots has died.
Life Magazine has a collection of color photos from Nazi-occupied Poland.
National Archives You’re pretty much guaranteed a daily150th anniversary Civil War remembrance through Spring 2015. Last week was a grim remembrance of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in U.S. history. You probably will not hear a lot, though, about today’s unique Civil War history, the 150th anniversary of one the worst episodes of the suspension Read more →
Can you boil the Preamble down to 140 characters? The Archivist wants to know.
Bob Dylan will probably get most of the coverage today when he receives the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. After all, he’s one of us. But so is John Doar.
Today, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries released reconstructions of the faces of two crew members of the Monitor, the submarine that sank in a New Year’s Eve storm 150 years ago.