Author: EPLN Guest Editorial

A group of children enjoying the “Summer Recreation” program organized by Bill Holte (back right) in Eden Prairie, circa 1965. This photo was taken near Mitchell Lake. In this tribute, George Adzick remembers Bill Holte, who passed away last month at the age of 97, as a beloved teacher, coach, and friend. Adzick holds dear the memories of the positive influence and guidance Holte provided him during his time growing up in Eden Prairie. By George Adzick There is a certain kind of light that shines on a community. It is a light that spans a number of years so…

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Editor’s note: This guest editorial by Dean Edstrom describes a seminal moment in history. It occurred 60 years ago today. It is also a story about today. It describes how the interplay of information, freedom, and education can inform, or warp, civil society and discourse. Ultimately, it describes one of the ways – a free and factual, independent press – Americans’ have retained their freedom and how they can keep it. EPLN Guest Editorial by Dean Edstrom Sixty years ago today, on August 13, 1961, the East German government closed the border between East and West Berlin. It commenced the…

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