Monthly Archives: August 2007

School Names

As we (some of us) head back to school, a question: Lots of high schools, elementary and middle schools have been named after presidents–Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington among others. Some have been named after a direction like Fargo North or South … Continue reading


Potato Contest

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Make Me A Maestro

We took part in a "photo shoot" today (in black tie, no less) to promote something you’re going to be hearing a lot about beginning next month, like it or not. The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra’s Make Me A … Continue reading

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Things To Do Before You Die

I don’t know where it got started exactly, but there are a whole bunch of books like 101 Things To Do Before You Die by Richard Horne with suggestions for people about where to go and how to spend their … Continue reading


Forever Cool

Capitol Records‘ promotion for the "new" aptly-titled Dean Martin CD Forever Cool is so good I ran out to get a copy Tuesday when it was released. I wish I liked it more. Much of it has a strange karaoke … Continue reading


‘N Cognito

Blender magazine adds a very interesting footnote to the Lou Pearlman story. In the 90’s, Pearlman created boy bands like ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. Fast-forward a decade and federal authorities say he was busy defrauding banks, including a … Continue reading


Lacey’s Leaving

Lacey Crisp (left) is leaving WDAZ News to tour with a new act called Fergie & Lacey. Actually, she going to be reporting for the Fox station in Appleton, Wisconsin, in the Green Bay market. Our loss is going to … Continue reading


Blockheads Win Again!

Congratulations to H & R Block, winners of this year’s Beans on the Bank Chili Challenge at the Cats Incredible fishing tournament in East Grand Forks. It’s the Blockheads second win in a row! How do they do that? And … Continue reading

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Marking The Land


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Bye, Bye, Santa Bear

First, we had to put up with their incessant name changes–from Dayton’s to Marshall Field’s to Macy’s. Now their sending Santa Bear into early retirement. After 23 years, this will be his last Christmas. Macy’s made the announcement this week. … Continue reading

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