Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

This evening on WDAZ News @5, the backstory behind the return of Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

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Godfather of Charts

Below is one of the winners of this year’s Wonky Awards as posted  in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog.   We re-post it here (without permission). Best use of graphs: Chris Coons’s remembrance of Kent Conrad  (Source: Office of Sen. Chris Coons) Kent Conrad … Continue reading

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I Heard the Bells

Got an email from a viewer saying she had seen a story broadcast about the hymn “I Heard the Bells.”  I hadn’t heard it for years but it is certainly as beautiful and as meaningful today as when it was written … Continue reading



The world didn’t end, but the year 2012 is about to, Mayan calendar or not.  It’s fun to look back. And we’ve had more fun than anyone should be allowed to have at work on WDAZ News @5 again this year.  Part … Continue reading

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Strait Ahead

Free George Strait Grand Forks poster available free with the purchase of two tickets at Alerus Center box office only.

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Kim Coates

We’ll chat with “Sons of Anarchy” star Kim Coates tomorrow on WDAZ News @5.

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In his Grand Forks Herald (newspaper) column yesterday Ryan Bakken says he has turned down an opportunity to play an elf this holiday season.  He claims he’s not tall enough, or too tall or something.  (I just skimmed it.) I, too, was … Continue reading

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Fascinating Questions

Say what you will about Barbara Walters, but she asks the questions we all have in the back of our minds.  Two examples from her recent 10 Most Fascinating People special. Of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she asked the question I’ve … Continue reading

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This evening on WDAZ News @5 we’ll chat with Handles Franklin of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.

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The Valley’s Winners

Singers Michelle Stahlecker and Denise Gaber Oxby and pianist Jared Hollingworth are the first, second and third place winners (in that order) of The Valley’s Got Talent show.  The show was put on for the second year by the Grand Forks … Continue reading

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