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Jul 4
Look who was spotted at last night’s Twins-Yankees game by MPR’s Angie Andresen!

Look who was spotted at last night’s Twins-Yankees game by MPR’s Angie Andresen!

Jul 2
The stage is up at Macalester College, and preparations are underway for this weekend’s 40th anniversary festival!
(Thanks to our stage manager Tom Campbell for the photo.)

The stage is up at Macalester College, and preparations are underway for this weekend’s 40th anniversary festival!

(Thanks to our stage manager Tom Campbell for the photo.)

…and brought to you by Bob’s Bank, in the little green mobile home there on Main Street. This is a big week at Bob’s, the last week he’ll be in Lake Wobegon; one week from today, Bob moves to a new location in Anoka. That’s right. In order to position himself to enter the fast-growing north suburban banking market and also to be close to the racetrack when pari-mutuel betting starts in Minnesota next spring, Bob’s is moving to Anoka. To his old customers, Bob says: ‘It’s convenient to bank by mail, and if you don’t think so, take a hike. Who needs you?’ And to the Twin Cities residents looking for a new bank home, Bob says: ‘See you Saturday, west of Anoka on Highway 10, or just north on 47 by the fairgrounds, or perhaps in the high school parking lot.’ Don’t look for the sign of the sock — Bob has a new corporate logo now, a thoroughbred horse, and underneath it says, ‘Bob’s Bank — We’re On The Move, Minnesota.’

- From the April 7, 1984 show

The News from Lake Wobegon for June 28, 2014
Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

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
Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

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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