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May 23, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 23, 2015

"It's been an exciting, exciting week. We had storms early in the week. Sunday and Monday, the sky got dark and, y'know, we were hoping for something really dramatic." Memories of the miraculously eventful tornado of 1985, the Lutheran Church holds its church supper in the basement due to weather, Duane Tollerud realizes he does not enjoy fishing, and the host recalls a life-changing hot air balloon ride.
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May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Long Weekend Blues

Saturday, May 23, 2015

For the busy executive, Memorial Day Weekend cuts into valuable time that could be spent working.
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May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Whitman / "Tenting Tonight"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Garrison reads a letter from Civil War lieutenant George Whitman about the Battle of Antietam and sings "Tenting Tonight" with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, and Rich Dworsky and The Wolves of Rhythm.
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May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Guy Noir

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Guy Noir heads to Washington D.C. to advise Governor Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.
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May 16, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 16, 2015

"It's been raining and chilly at night out there so people are way behind on lawn care, but the tulips and daffodils are in bloom." The town re-examines its philosophy on lawn care, the Lutheran Church holds its church picnic, and the war between Pastor Haugen and his secretary Marlene intensifies, in a monologue from May 2014.
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May 9, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 09, 2015

"It's been quiet except for the storms that came through. There was one Sunday morning and Tuesday morning and Wednesday most of the day, and one just a couple of days ago." The Petersons' ice-cream-stealing dog dies, Father Wilmer visits his newfound sisters, and garage sale season begins.
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May 2, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"Getting warm up there, getting up into the 60s and even thinking about getting up into the 70s so it's been very pleasant -- and no snow fell this last week." The town celebrates the 1st of May, and a few memories of post-prom parties at the Bunsens' cabin.
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April 25, 2015: Bonus download! - Panhandle script

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A few thoughts on The Art of Storytelling as it applies to the streets of New York City
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April 25, 2015: Bonus download! - The Candidate's Song

Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's spring, and that's inspired a number of men to announce their candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election.
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April 25, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"It's been kind of cool, sunny but windy out there, and the other day a little snow fell, just a few flakes. We ignored it. We did not comment on it." Bridal shower season arrives, Darlene invites three suitors to the Sidewinder Bar in Millet, and Arlene Bunsen counsels her goddaughter Charlotte against taking up the trombone.
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April 18, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

"It's been warm and it's getting warmer. It's been warm and windy." Clarence Bunsen observes Mrs. Rasmussen hanging her laundry out to dry, Eloise Krebsbach attends her daughter's piano recital, and some of the local farmers spend a long weekend in Las Vegas.
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April 11, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 11, 2015

"It's gotten warmer and the ice is now off the lake. It just happened suddenly one day and people all pointed it out to each other, even though everybody knew it, they enjoyed saying it." The Whippets hold their first practice and add their first female player, Martha Hedlund learns more than she cared to know about her mother's personal life, Pastor Liz counsels Kate Inqvist about an unplanned pregnancy, and Senator K. Thorvaldson turns up in Costa Rica during a 21-day cruise.
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April 4, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 04, 2015

"Spring has finally arrived and the crocuses are up and the flowers are up and there's green grass and people are hanging their sheets out on the line, just for the smell of it, just for the beauty of it." Donny Krebsbach ventures onto the lake in search of early spring ice fishing, Christopher Inqvist gets a summer job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and thoughts on the importance of yard work, in a monologue from April 2013.
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March 28, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 28, 2015

"It snowed this last week. It was harmful, it was hurtful to people, and people suffered from it. They were angry at it." The town attends the high school's production of 'Our Town,' Sarah Peterson worries her parents by becoming successful, and Mavis investigates Vern's past, in a monologue from May 2013.
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March 21, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 21, 2015

"We're calling it spring there. It sort of seemed to be spring for a few hours here and a few hours there so that's what people are saying when they run into each other on Main Street." Spring arrives in Lake Wobegon, young people begin to go outside without jackets, and Lyle Janske runs the high school basketball concessions stand to take his mind off his son's illness, in a monologue from March 2010.
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March 14, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 14, 2015

"We've had snow out there, we've had about a foot-and-a-half of snow here this last week. It just sort of killed some people. They're just tired of winter but it snowed anyway, despite their objections." Pastor Liz returns from a vacation to Carmel, California and spends some time at the Sidetrack Tap, Marilyn Hedlund evaluates her past romances, and Clint and Irene Bunsen celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club, in a monologue from February 2011.
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March 7, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, March 07, 2015

"It is warming up, getting up into the 30s, and 40s are forecast, and Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday so there will be a coffee hour at the Lutheran Church one hour before the service for people who forget to turn their clocks forward." Pastor Liz delivers a sermon about the Third Commandment, high school students finish a few exams before spring break, Ronnie Detmer returns from California after 20 years, and Lillian Tollerud -- the savior of Lake Wobegon's post office -- passes away.
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February 28, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, February 28, 2015

"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow.
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February 21, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"It's been cold, but not that cold, and people are in a sort of festive mood." High school students dress up to celebrate Snow Week; the men's bible study group holds its Chili Dump; the story of Edgar "Left Foot" Mueller, who owned the Alhambra Ballroom; and the Sons of Knute begin their "Guess the Ice Melt" contest.
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January 31, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, January 31, 2015

"It's been a very mild winter here so far. It was temperatures in the 30s here this last week, which makes us feel very uneasy." Thoughts on the future of Minnesota winters and the state's notoriety for harsh weather, the proper way to free a car stuck in a snowbank, and the benefits of competency.
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