Monthly Archives: July 2008

Save The Date

The date to save is Sunday, February 22, 2009. Don’t get married that day. Don’t go on vacation.  Don’t do anything. (You can go to church in the morning.) Can’t tell you anything further right now, but we promise it … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading

My weekend reading (done in between weed-pulling sessions) includes a new book by Theodore Hamm called The New Blue Media about the rise of the Onion, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Michael Moore and others and how they are affecting politics. … Continue reading

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Kim’s Shrimp

One more time, thanks to Chef Kim Kringlie for showing us how New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp is done. Kim did a live cooking segment with us from the kitchen of the Bronze Boot in Grand Forks on News @5 Friday. … Continue reading


Pierce Brosnan Sings?

Pierce Brosnan cannot sing. I know this because I was dragged–not exactly kicking and screaming, but close–to "Mamma Mia!" Friday night by my current wife. For me, "The Dark Knight" will have to wait. Brosnan "sings" only two numbers alone. … Continue reading


Remembering Gov. Lynn Frazier

From Joyce Kingbury of Hoople, ND: Last year Jerry Olson and Lowell Hurtt were doing some clean-up in the Hoople City Cemetery when they noticed the gravesite of former Gov. Lynn Frazier was in need of repair. They contacted family … Continue reading

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USS North Dakota

From North Dakota’s Congressional Delegation: BISMARCK, N.D.  Members of the USS North Dakota Committee announced Monday that the Secretary of the Navy has agreed to name a new nuclear submarine after North Dakota. Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad, … Continue reading

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Chef Kringlie

Looking forward to Friday, and not just for the obvious reasons. New Orleans chef Kim Kringlie joins us on WDAZ News @5 on Friday. Kim, who is a Grand Forks native, is culinary director for The Dakota, Cuvee, and Rambla … Continue reading

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Slurpee City

Congratulations are in order for our friends in Winnipeg. According to the Associated Press, Winnipeg has been named Slurpee Capital of the World–for the ninth straight year! Tomorrow the 7-Eleven Convenience Store chain hands over the award for being the … Continue reading

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A couple of thoughts on a trip to Bismarck for the memorial service of a friend: * It’s nice to see western North Dakota green, the way it’s supposed to be. * A Bismarck station was selling "regular" gas for … Continue reading

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Marietta Ekberg Funny, generous, wise, loving, down-to-earth, caring, open-minded, compassionate, fun-loving, young at heart. Words fail us at this moment, but our memories of you never will.

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