Jim Cummins

Sad to hear of the death of NBC correspondent Jim Cummins. He died Friday night just a few months into his retirement at the age of 62. During the 1979 flood (not 1997) I had a surreal Jim Cummins moment in Grand Forks. I was doing the local morning news "cut-in’s" then during the Today…
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Maestro Update

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra’s "Make Me A Maestro" contest. We were lucky enough to come out ahead against some formidable competition from Ginny Bollman and Ryan Bakken. The best news is that we raised something like five thousand bucks for the symphony in a little under a…
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Jukebox

My current wife Ginny always gets me the most interesting birthday presents. I highly recommend being married to her. One of my favorite gifts this year is Jukebox by Bachman Cummings. It’s a collection of rock ‘n roll tunes Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings listened to on CKY, CKRC and CJOB growing up in Winnipeg…
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Maestro Update

The latest vote totals from Jenny Tarlin, executive director of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra: One of the eminent conductors will be elected guest conductor of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra at its November 3rd and 4th concerts at the Empire Arts Center. Terry Dullum – 44% (1887 votes)Ginny Bollman – 42% (1793…
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Except At Certain Times Of The Year

From The American Water Works Association: (October 25, 2007) – The 79th Annual Water and Pollution Control Conference was held in Fargo, ND this week. In conjunction with the conference, The American Water Works Association (AWWA) sponsors their annual drinking water taste test in which North Dakota cities may enter samples of their drinking water…
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