Cheri Yecke

Cheri Pierson Yecke is a retired professor of history and political science and served as the Commissioner of Education under Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Recent blog posts by this author

Happy 150th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls was born on February 7, 1867, in a log cabin in Pepin, Wisconsin. The family’s trip from Pepin to their ultimate destination in DeSmet, South Dakota would take less than seven hours today; for Laura Ingalls and her family – Pa, Ma,...

The Powerful Messages of Christmas Carols

This is the time of year when we hear Christmas music on the radio, in the mall, and in school concerts.  Unfortunately, attempts to meet the mandates of political correctness have resulted in less air time for traditional selections.  “...