Joel Siegel

I’ve always liked Joel Siegel’s work as Good Morning America’s film critic and entertainment reporter, but until I read his LA Times obit I had no idea he was a civil rights worker who registered voters in Georgia and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote jokes for Robert Kennedy and served in the…
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Zany Update

Buddy Bob Zany makes an appearance on “Last Comic Standing” tomorrow (Wednesday) night on NBC. Not to give away anything, but don’t blink. Bob’s been featured in promos for the show since this weekend. Dates have been set (finally) for Bob’s annual appearance in Grand Forks. He’ll be at the Muddy Rivers Ballroom November 15…
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Chuck Lindberg

Sorry to learn about the passing of Charles Lindberg, part of the platoon first to raise the flag over Iwo Jima during World War Two. Chuck, a Grand Forks native, spend much of his later life explaining to reporters like me that the famous photograph of the flag-raising was actually posed by a photographer later…
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What I Saw On Vacation

Among the things I saw on vacation last week: * Gasoline selling for a good fifteen cents a gallon less in Bemidji than in Grand Forks. * Some people totally unable to break away from their laptops, even in Minnesota’s beautiful lake country, even for a little while. On one of the most beautiful nights…
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Prince At A Price

How much would you pay to see Minnesota native Prince perform–up close? How about $3,121? According to the LA Times that’s what people were forking over at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel last night. Actually, it was this morning. Prince hit the stage at 4 a.m. The Times review seems to indicate it was worth every…
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