Monthly Archives: October 2008

Nate the Transmitter Guy

Each Halloween for–I don’t know how long–Nate the Transmitter Guy has been bringing in one of his unique Jack-O-Lanterns to decorate our news set for the holiday.  Everyone agrees this year’s offering is the most spectacular yet, very Tim Burton-ish … Continue reading

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Cass County Farm Bureau

Had a great time speaking to about four hundred of my new best friends, members of the Cass County Farm Burea at their annual meeting in Fargo. 

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Job at the White House

Grand Forks, ND – Mayor Michael R. Brown and the City of Grand Forks extend congratulations to Grand Forks resident, Job Christenson for his recent performance at the White House. Christenson was invited to perform for Theodore Roosevelt’s 150th Birthday … Continue reading

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The Joker

So, The Joker (Heath Ledger’s version) is almost certainly  the most popular character for adults this Halloween.  Thanks to the Red River High School Theatre Department for turning me into The Joker briefly today, especially Jackie the Makeup Artist and … Continue reading


The Cub Scouts & Me

 It all started about a week ago when I opened my door.  A Cub Scout gave me the pitch about the popcorn he was selling to raise money for the Scouts.  He and his younger brother were too cute to … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?  That I could keep my 60th birthday under wraps at work?  After all, I work with a roomful of reporters! So, yesterday afternoon as I was at my desk pretending to be working and blissfully eating … Continue reading



We had a great time this morning talking to the staff of Concordia College in Moorhead in the school’s beautiful, new Knutson Campus Center.  It was dedicated at Homecoming just a couple weeks ago.  Thanks to Peggy Torrance for the … Continue reading

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Two Stephens

We have had two superb guests on News @5 so far this week. And, it’s only Tuesday.  Both, it turns out, are named Stephen.  Both have books I intend to read. Journalist Stephen Bloom is the author of The Oxford … Continue reading

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Levi Stubbs

Levi Stubbs 1936 – 2008   The Four Tops

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In The Kitchen

Had more fun than should be allowed at our Conversation in the Kitchen today at the UND Wellness Center with chef John Michael Lerma.

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