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Author Larry Tagg With Great Insight On Abraham Lincoln

Nobody knows more about our 16th President than Larry Tagg, an author of two lengthy tomes about Honest Abe. It's Lincoln's birthday so we decided to get Larry's take on the new film and explain why Lincoln was probably our most unpopular president.

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John Moore, Getty Images
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WJON Listeners Remember September 11, 2001 [AUDIO]

WJON listeners share their recollections on the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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20 Years Ago Today: The Halloween Blizzard of 1991

Last week, Jim Maurice and I wrote up a couple of stories about that storm and we asked for your comments. Here are some funny memories and harrowing stories as we remember The Halloween Blizzard of 1991. 

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Jefferson Highway route through Minnesota
Jefferson Highway route through Minnesota
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Jefferson Highway Officials Visit St. Cloud – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

Officials of the Jefferson Highway Association arrive in St. Cloud. The officials were greeted by a large number of cars lined along Third Avenue South to welcome them. Official Car No. 1 of the Jefferson Highway Relay Sociability tour turned the corner at Seventh Street at 1:49 scheduled time.

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Zapp Bank (Stearns History Museum)
Zapp Bank (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud’s Zapp Bank Was Incorporated – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

John Zapp opened Zapp’s Abstract and Loan Bank which was incorporated in St. Cloud on July 1st, 1907. Pioneer settlers who had accumulated some money began to leave it with Zapp, who would give them a receipt and place the money in his safe in the Register of Deeds office.

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This Day in History for June 16 – First Woman Cosmonaut and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declares “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (More info)

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated (More info)

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