Monthly Archives: April 2007

Tommy Newsom

From Pete Berg in Colorado Springs: Tonight Show arranger and musician Tommy Newsom passed away from aggressive liver cancer Saturday evening around 6pm. He was 78. He was at home outside of Norfolk, VA, and his wife Pat was at … Continue reading

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Jordin Sparks

Just when I’d given up on American Idol (especially its judges), along comes Jordin Sparks. One of the finalists this season, Jordin is the granddaughter of a high school classmate of mine at Hillsboro High School, Pam (Rutherford) Wiedman. Jordin … Continue reading

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Divas of Doo Wop

Really looking forward to one of the next shows at the Spirit Lake Casino near Devils Lakes. It’s called Divas of Doo Wop starring Shirley Alston Reeves, the founding lead singer the girl group The Shirelles. You know, "Mama Said," … Continue reading

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From the pen of Julie Rygg: The Ramada Inn and Holiday Inn have teamed up to host a silent auction and teen dance on Friday May 4, 2007, at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. The silent auction will be … Continue reading

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Kids’ Art

Tonight (Friday) on the Dullum File on television, the results of our master art class with the kids at the University Children’s Center in Grand Forks. We were invited to take the class with the two to five-year-olds at the … Continue reading

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James Lee Witt

Even for a "seasoned," crusty, old reporter like myself, it’s hard not to be impressed by James Lee Witt. (Please believe me, I’m not very impressed by very many former Washington bureaucrats.) The former Federal Emergency Management Agency director was … Continue reading


Lost Lobos

Los Lobos performed a wonderful concert at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks last night, despite a loss. The group arrived in North Dakota to close out the city’s 10th anniversary flood commeration, but their instruments did not. Los Lobos … Continue reading


Flood Of Memories

As we begin our 10 year anniversary coverage of the flood of 1997, we want to hear what you remember of the flood. Please post your stories with us and read those of others as we celebrate how far we’ve … Continue reading


Kim & Shaw

Thanks to Kim Babij of Winnipeg’s Shaw TV for the conversation yesterday.  We talked especially about WDAZ’s early 1997 flood coverage, when most of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks residents were evacuating their homes.  Kim says for many Winnipeggers … Continue reading

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Kitty Carlise Hart

Part of the fun of watching Kitty Carlise Hart on "What’s My Line" and "I’ve Got A Secret" as a kid was that, even for television, and even for the 50’s, she was always so wildly over-dressed. She always looked … Continue reading

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