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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 28, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 28, 2014

This is the shank of summer. It’s such a gorgeous time of year. It’s been so beautiful in Lake Wobegon. The yards, the lawns have never looked more beautiful than they do right now.

Thoughts on lawn maintenance and strawberry-rhubarb pie, the Tollefson boy considers moving to Los Angeles, and a deerfly bite helps the Whippets continue their winning season.

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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 21, 2014
Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

The News from Lake Wobegon for June 21, 2014

We had some thunderstorms in Lake Wobegon this last week. We say it was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon but it was kind of wild and kind of violent.

The Whippets defeat the Holdingford Bulls in the rain on another long fly ball from Wayne Tommerdahl, Father Emil returns to Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, garage sale season begins, and the Women’s Bible Study Group goes skinny-dipping.

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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 14, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 14, 2014

Flag Day, Flag Day up in Lake Wobegon. They were supposed to do the Living Flag today.

The Whippets’ Wayne Tommerdahl hits the highest popup in team history in a victory over the Holdingford Bulls, the Thorvaldsons hold a graduation party for their daughter Amy, and Clint Bunsen spends some time at his family’s cabin.

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“Same low prices, same grass, same trees.”
1978: this newsletter went out to the PHC mailing list to promote our summer run of outdoor (and a few indoor) shows around the Twin Cities, featuring Bill Staines, The Red Clay Ramblers, and (of course) The Powdermilk Biscuit Band.

“Same low prices, same grass, same trees.”

1978: this newsletter went out to the PHC mailing list to promote our summer run of outdoor (and a few indoor) shows around the Twin Cities, featuring Bill Staines, The Red Clay Ramblers, and (of course) The Powdermilk Biscuit Band.

Jun 9

The News from Lake Wobegon for June 7, 2014
Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

The News from Lake Wobegon for June 7, 2014

It’s been June weather. Everything is happening at once. The dragonflies are all kind of breeding and they’re out and they’re mating.

Thoughts on desert living and the benefits of rhubarb, the high school’s senior class pulls the annual graduation ceremony prank, and parents contemplate their graduates’ futures.

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Jun 4
The APHC audience at a 1978 broadcast from the St. Paul-Ramsey Arts & Sciences Center Sculpture Garden (just across the street from the World Theater)
We just came across this great photo in our archives and we’re hoping to track down someone who was there. Let us know if you can help identify anyone!

The APHC audience at a 1978 broadcast from the St. Paul-Ramsey Arts & Sciences Center Sculpture Garden (just across the street from the World Theater)

We just came across this great photo in our archives and we’re hoping to track down someone who was there. Let us know if you can help identify anyone!

It’s kind of a rainy Saturday here in St. Paul, and though we planned to have our show outdoors in the [St. Paul-Ramsey Arts & Science Center] Sculpture Garden [now part of the McNally Smith College of Music], we’ve had to move it indoors to the World Theater [now the Fitzgerald Theater] here tonight. [It’s] the second Saturday in a row, I might point out, that we have been rained out, so that we are thinking of going to the legislature come January and asking for a domed sculpture garden over across the street here. [They’ve] got to do something about this, and if they don’t give it to us, well, we may just move this show to some other city—one of the many other cities who have been begging to have a live radio show of their own.

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Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion, ca. 1979

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Jun 3

The News from Lake Wobegon for May 31, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 31, 2014

The weather’s just been gorgeous. It was warm this last week, it was up in the 80s. There was a little bit of rain, not enough, but there’s never enough.

The Whippets win a few games with the help of young pitcher “Whiplash” Wilson, garage sale season begins, the Larson boy gets a job at Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery, and a bat invades Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church and frightens Pastor Haugen.

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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 24, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 24, 2014

Sunny and in the 70s, big white clouds up in the sky just like in a child’s picture book, and trees light green out of your Crayola box.

Families open up their cabins for the summer, the town celebrates Memorial Day with a parade, Lake Wobegon High School seniors plan their graduation parties, and the Whippets start their season.

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Postcard from MN: The loons of Lake Washburn say good night.