Benefit Comedy Show

On March 31, 2007, Taylor Vossekuil, the 15-year-old daughter of Ann Vossekuil, Sales and Catering Manager at the Ramada Inn, was dianosed with Acute Lymphobastic Leukemia. Taylor will be getting regular blood transfusions and chemotherapy for 2 1/2 to 3 years at the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo and at the Mayo Clinic in…
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The Golden Boys

Bobby Rydell had a hip replacement in April. I know because he said so on stage at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen last night. Bobby Rydell is one half of a show called the Golden Boys, previously the Golden Boys of Bandstand. The other half is another former teen idol, Frankie Avalon. Fabian used…
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Maple River Winery

Got the idea for a daytrip from Northern Interscholastic Press Association director-extraordinare SamJohnson. Ran into him the other day as he was on his way to tour the Maple River Winery at Casselton. Ginny and I ripped off the idea and did the same. The winery makes a dozen and a half (or more) different…
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Mad Men

Those having Sopranos withdrawl would do well to tune into a very cool, new drama on AMC Thursday nights called Mad Men. In fact, the show is produced by Matthew Weiner, the same guy who produced The Sopranos for HBO. Mad Men is the nickname advertising men gave themselves in the 1950’s. The setting is…
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221 Melsted Place

It’s amazing how quickly a plate of brownies will disappear when placed in front of a television studio crew. The brownies in this case weren’t ordinary brownies. They were made by Lonette Kelley who operates the 221 Melsted Place bed and breakfast just outside Mountain, North Dakota–voted one of the state’s Top 10. Lonette was…
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