Monthly Archives: November 2006

Celebrity Meltdown 2006

Time once again, boys and girls, for our annual Celebrity Meltdown of the year.  Our choice for the most bizarre behavior by a celebrity in the year coming to end.  Behavior bad enough to join the ranks of celebrities like Diana Ross, Marv Albert and Hugh Grant from years past.    Will … Continue reading


Captain Concern

This week on television we’re going to be joining the Army.  We’re joining the time-honored ranks of Salvation Army bell ringers.  The Army is in particular need of bell ringers this year to help with fundraising in Grand Forks (and probably just … Continue reading

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Peachy Recipe

When chef John Michael Lerma visited News @5 last week, not only did he bring information on food and entertaining, but also he brought a sensational peach pecan pie. If everyone did that the boy anchor of the program would … Continue reading

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Fish Plate

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has selected an East Grand Forks man’s artwork as the winning design for the 2007 Critical Habitat License Plate.  It is the first new critical habitat plate design since 2002, when the popular loon plate was issued. … Continue reading

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Minjoon Kim

Sue Vanyo of the Public Relations Office of Sacred Heart Catholic Community in East Grand Forks wrote the following news release about the school’s first elementary foreign student.  It seems appropriate for the start of the Thanksgiving Holiday.     East Grand … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Nothing Much

Kudos to Sears.  Despite the controversy last year, half of Sears’ in-store holiday decorations this season reads "Happy Holidays."  The other half reads "Merry Christmas."  I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen that, especially in a major chain store.  … Continue reading

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Ruth Brown

It seems like all the great R & B singers are leaving us all of a sudden.  The latest is Ruth Brown who died at 78 in Las Vegas this week.  She had a stroke last month. Atlantic records producer … Continue reading


All You Need Is Love

Someone is always coming up with new and interesting ways to package the Beatles music and separate me from my money.  A few years ago it was the Anthology series.  Then, it was "Let It Be… Naked," a re-mix of that classic … Continue reading

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Young Reporters

Television news people are getting younger and younger.  At least it seems to be they are.  Maybe because I’m getting older and older. …. This week on television we pay a visit to Grand Forks Headstart three and four-year-olds at … Continue reading

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John Michael Lerma

We’re looking forward to our visit from John Michael Lerma on News @5 next week–just in time for Thanksgiving.  He is the author of "Garden County:  Where Everyone is Welcome to sit at the Table." John Michael is a Grand Forks native … Continue reading

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