On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone

The May edition of Rolling Stone is the magazine’s 1,000th.  The cover, which has always been an intregal part of Rolling Stone’s identity, is particularly memorable this month. It’s recalls the Beatles’ famous Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.  The Rolling Stone’s 1,000th is printed in 3-D with a guide inside to better identify those pictured. Reportedly…
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Louie In Las Vegas

If you’re going to Las Vegas, never mind seeing Celine Dion or Barry Manilow.  Minnesota native Louie Anderson has landed a permanent engagement at the Excalibur Hotel where he is now performing nightly.  He’s there indefinitely, as they say in Vegas. Louie is a big fan of Vegas hotel buffets.  He told the Las Vegas Review…
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Our Daily Bread

This week on television we try our hand(s) at making bread.  Not just any bread, but bread the way they bake it at the new Dakota Harvest Bakers in downtown Grand Forks. Paul Holje and lead baker Scott Peters let me into their kitchen.  Why, I don’t know.  They tried to show me a few of the tricks…
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Marcoux Corner Live!

They are the only acappella group named after a defunct Minnesota bar–Marcoux Corner.  They have cleverly named their new live album "Marcoux Corner Live!" They’ve been together and touring the country for years.  Just when you think Marcoux Corner can’t get any better or any tighter–they get better and tighter. Their CD set list includes…
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Politics & Penance

At the end of each Grand Forks City Council meeting, council members are given a minute or two to talk about anything they want–an upcoming event, a favorite charity–that sort of thing.  The council meetings are televised live on cable.  The thought is, I guess, that after two to three hours of council proceedings, someone is still…
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