Monthly Archives: January 2007

How To Cheat At Cleaning

This week on television we’re going to take a look at ways to cheat at housework.  Good, practical and funny advice from Jeff Bredenberg’s new book "How To Cheat At Cleaning."  Every cleaning perfectionist should have a copy. The book includes Jeff’s "15-Minute … Continue reading


Paper Clip

The town of Kipling, Saskatchewan, is looking to build the world’s largest paper clip. The town made headlines when Montreal resident Kyle MacDonald engineered a series of trades that began with a red paper clip and ended with a house … Continue reading

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Tom Brosseau

I just can’t get over how good Tom Brosseau is.  Tom is a singer and a songwriter, a Grand Forks native whose new CD "Grand Forks" was released this week.  He performed a song from it yesterday on News @5, … Continue reading


Movie Voice-Over Guy

His whispery, baritone voice is one of the most destinctive in the world.  He is the movie voice-over guy on all those thriller and action movie trailers that all seem to begin with "In a world….."  His name is Don LaFontaine and … Continue reading

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Curling Up, Part Three

Rudi Bloomquist writes: Terry, A remarkable event occurred at the Lake Region Curling Club in Devils Lake North Dakota during the January 21, 2007 open bonspiel. A team skipped by Jerod Rolland scored an “8 ender”. This is a very … Continue reading

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Sad to have to say goodbye to our long-suffering assignment editor Matt Christensen this week.  (Well, not that sad.  He isn’t dying, he’s just leaving the station.) The job of assignment editor is probably the hardest and most thankless in … Continue reading

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Porn Problems

For some time now, television news anchors and actors have had their concerns about HDTV, high-definition television.  I’m too old to care much. Ginny and I got high-def at home recently.  It’s true.  You can see every wrinkle and every … Continue reading


Curling Up, Part Two

Thanks to everybody at the Lake Region Curling Club for showing us such a good time the other night.  Special thanks to Dwight and Rudi for their patience in trying to teach me the basics of the sport.  It takes patience … Continue reading


Sam Silverman

The saddest news story for me yesterday was the passing of Grand Forks businessman Sam Silverman.  He died yesterday at the age of 91.  Everyone who knew Sam has a story or two about him.  Ginny and I shared a few … Continue reading

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Rich & Famous

A new survey of 579 young people (ages 18 to 25) by the Pew Research Center seems to indicate that this generation wants two things:  to be rich and famous.  Eighty-one percent say getting rich is their most important or … Continue reading