Monthly Archives: August 2008

Dr. Jackson

It couldn’t have been more fun listening to Phil Jackson being "interviewed" by Dr. Bob Boyd yesterday. After accepting an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from the University of North Dakota and delivered a speech on change at a convocation, … Continue reading

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The World Newser

ABC News unveils a newly redesigned Web Site today that includes a "World Newser" blog. Beginning today, it will include daily contributions by World News anchor Charlie Gibson, something he has resisted in the past. Mr. Gibson will be blogging … Continue reading

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Koko & Kenny

Legendary blues singer Koko Taylor and her band were injured in a serious tour bus accident this weekend on their way to the Last Ride Blues Festival at the Seven Clans Casino near Devils Lake Thief River Falls. So said … Continue reading


Yoda, The Newest Internet Star

Meet Yoda, the latest Internet star. But is the four-earned cat real or not? Reports indicate Yoda is about to become hottest television/tabloid "get" since Michael Phelps.

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Soil Conservation & Carpeting

We had a good time with the folks from the Natural Resources Conservation Service at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks this afternoon. We talked about stress. Like journalists, soil conservation people know something about stress. We also talked about … Continue reading


Jerry Wexler

The man who invented rhythm and blues, or least the name, record producer Jerry Wexler has died. He was 91.

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Isaac Hayes

The Los Angeles Times reports the death of Isaac Hayes today. He was 65.

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The Q

Finally getting around to reading Dan Rylance’s Quentin Burdick: The Gentle Warrior this weekend. Dan, who worked at the Grand Forks Herald and UND’s Chester Fritz Library before leaving the state some years ago, has been researching Burdick’s life for … Continue reading


North Dakota History

BISMARCK  An exciting new book detailing North Dakotas history is now available. North Dakota History: Readings about the Northern Plains State is a collection of articles and images from more than a century of publications by the states history … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Herb

Happy 80th BirthdayHerb Reed of the Platters Herb Reed turns eighty today. He is the only surviving member of the Platters who brought us "Only You," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and so many more great tunes. Ginny and I … Continue reading

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