Monthly Archives: June 2006

Lori Cowan

One of the hardest parts about "being around" for a long time is saying goodbye to people you’ve worked with.  It’s especially hard when you work with people you like and admire.  Such is the case with Lori Cowan who is leaving WDAZ Friday.  … Continue reading


Dane Cook’s Tourgasm

I think I’ve ended up on the cutting room floor of "Dane Cook’s Tourgasm" television series.  It airs on HBO Sunday nights and is repeated throughout the week. What happened on and off-stage with Dane and three other comedians on last year’s "Tourgasm" college campus … Continue reading


Rhubarb (Part Two)

Rhubarb Fest in Grafton

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Tractor Pulling

In real life I’ve never even been to a tractor pull.  But the other day I gave tractor pulling a try.  It’s harder than it looks. Dave Tucker and Frank Burkholder of the Northern Pullers (their name, not mine) matched … Continue reading

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Woodworth, North Dakota

I thought I’d been everywhere (in North Dakota, at least).  But until the other day I’d never been to Woodworth, North Dakota.  I was invited to speak to the 50th annual meeting of the Woodworth Farmers Grain Company.  The Woodworth … Continue reading


Sweeney Todd

With the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" currently running in revival on Broadway and winning Tony awards for director John Doyle and for orchestrations, I’m look forward to seeing  the Crimson Creek Collegiate Players production of … Continue reading

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My Lunch With Ryan

Ryan Bakken of the Grand Forks Herald  wrote a column  recently suggesting that since the Herald will become part of Forum Communications (which owns the television station I work for) it would be good for the staff of WDAZ to get together … Continue reading



You either love it, or you hate it–rhubarb.  I happen to like it, at least once a year in a really good strawberry-rhubarb pie. Some websites like The Rhubarb Compendium contend it is the world’s favorite pie plant.  I don’t know about … Continue reading


Billy Preston

Sad to hear of the passing of Billy Preston.  He died yesterday of chronic kidney failure at the age of 59. He worked with the Beatles and the Stones, had hits of his own like "Will It Go ‘Round in … Continue reading

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The Times

The New York Times has a couple of recent articles about two Minnesotans–one of them no longer with us, the other very much alive. The sometimes media-shy Garrison Keillor has opened his "spacious" St. Paul home to the Times, complete … Continue reading

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