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Jun 9

The News from Lake Wobegon for June 7, 2014
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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.

The News from Lake Wobegon for May 17, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 17, 2014

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 continues.

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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 10, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 10, 2014

It was warm and kind of windy all week and we got this terrific thunderstorm on Wednesday, which was a great boon, to get washed off like that.

Fishing season begins and fishermen return to their pursuit of famous walleye Old Pete, Luann cuts her hair very short, the town analyzes photos of Pastor Liz in Rome, and Pastor Haugen irritates his secretary Marlene.

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May 5

The News from Lake Wobegon for May 3, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 3, 2014

It rained all week and even a little bit of snow but we ignored that, of course, because it just melted as soon as it touched the ground so there was nothing we could do about it.

The Knights of the Order of the Golden Nimbus install their new officers at Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, Pastor Haugen takes over as interim pastor at the Lutheran Church after Pastor Liz leaves for Rome, and Larry creates havoc while trying to dig a grave for Ruthie Jonasson.

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The News from Lake Wobegon for April 26, 2014
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The News from Lake Wobegon for April 26, 2014

The last of the ice sank into the lake here this last week and the spring rains came, and what a blessing they were. They really greened up this town.

The town does some spring cleaning, the story of Lois and Louie, and Pastor Liz delivers her last sermon before leaving for Rome.

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