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Friday December 29, 2006   
And so we say Goodbye to 2006.  All in all, for me a great year!  But where did those extra pounds come from?  I hope your year was equally productive and that 2007 brings you all you need to be happy and safe!  Here's a list of 50 things we didn't know about our world just one year ago!  http://www.tbo.com/life/MGBUFCRF5WE.html

Thursday December 28, 2006
Well the year is winding down.  '06 has been quite a year for me with the highlight being the arrival of a young man who will soon become my adopted son!  I have so many things to be thankful for!!  A Dad who's in good health and going to be 92, a sister and now a son.  If you're looking for current news that's outside the region and up to date without all those bothersome ads, visit this portal  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Current_events

Wednesday December 27, 2006
With great Respect we say goodbye to President Gerald Ford!
This is a link to his library website and the timeline of his life.  http://www.ford.utexas.edu/grf/timeline.asp

Tuesday December 26, 2006   BOXING DAY!
The facts, the fiction!  What is this day really all about?  For sure we know it's British in Origin!  http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/boxing.asp

First Night in Grand Forks coming up!  http://www.firstnightggf.org/

Friday December 22, 2006
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!  May Peace and Joy surround you and your family AND the world this Holiday Season!   A Little Christmas Humor

Thursday December 21, 2006  The Shortest Day of the Year!  Yippie, they're getting longer!  Can't you feel it?

So your Christmas Shopping isn't done?  Check out these unique gifts.  Particularly the Light Affection link and the German stuff!  http://www.christmasgifts.com/unique-gifts.php 

Wednesday December 20, 2006   Happy Birthday Halle Reitmeier!   1 Year Old Today.
So is it going to be a white Christmas?  Here's the statistics!!  http://www.stormfax.com/whtexmas.htm

Tuesday December 19, 2006
We all know about Santa, and even other Christmas Traditions, but did you know about the Christmas Goat?  YEP those Swedes are at it again!! Will vandals burn the giant straw image again this year?  Read the articles, watch the web cam.  Perhaps you'll catch the mystery vandals! The Article   The WebCams 

Monday December 18, 2006
The neatest thing about the internet is that if you find something good, if you were at an enjoyable event, you can "keep the party going!'  Last night I was a guest at a Swedish Christmas Feast!  WOW.  Thank you Jim & Ginny Bollman!!  But we can't just let it end there...here's a great list of Swedish Christmas Recipes.  http://hem.passagen.se/farila/xmasrecipes.htm  KEEP THE PARTY GOING

Friday December 15, 2006     YES the 10 Day Countdown Has BEGUN!     5428
Cookies, Cakes, Bars, can we have enough of them in this holiday time?  Let's go right to the source and get recipes the N E S T L E'S say are JUST RIGHT for their Chocolate! YUMMY! 

Thursday December 14, 2006
Well it was quite a day!  Great weather for flying!  Berlin to Amsterdam was still dark, changed flights so went direct AMS to MSP (Amsterdam to Minneapolis) on a new Northwest Airbus with the fancy lay down seats.  Not impressed with seats (hard cushions-no padding!)  but plane is nice!  Then cuase we had 150 MPH headwinds, had to make a RUN for the MSP to Grand Forks flight, but we made it, had a good nights sleep and we're back at the grindstone today!  We talked through the week about RAEUCHERMANN...those  incense burning, people looking little German statues.  Well here's a website with over 500 of them...one for every possible profession. Take me to the SMOKERS!  

Wednesday December 13, 2006
We started flying at 6am Berlin time (11pm Tuesday in Minnesota) and were  somewhere over England during our Radio Programs.   Dave Tucker did the north show, hiatus down south.

Tuesday December 12, 2006

Monday December 11, 2006
WOW fun times in a big city!

Friday December 8, 2006
Worked through the morning doing pictures.   SEE THEM HERE  Waiting for Fabian to Arrive.

Thursday December 7, 2006
What a great day.  LOTS OF WALKING!  Carston Pollman drove in from Dresden.  We spent the day visiting the new Berlin Hauptbonhoff (train station) and then in the evening to a Christmas Market...Pics coming.  Then a great Italian Dinner and a long goodbye. 

Wednesday December 6, 2006
Well it all turned out good but lots of changes.  We got to Minneapolis and during the wait for the flight to Newark, the schedule got later and later.  Finally we figured out that there was no way I would get there to catch the Continental flight to Amsterdam.  Soooo I got rebooked on the 3:30 flight from MSP to AMS and got to ride in one of the new Airbus planes that Nwest has.  It was great but no sleep so very tired.  Arrive at 11:30am Berlin time (4:30am Minnesota time) Off to Henry's apartment.  Met the cast/stars of the movie Henry is working on.  Thai food.  Lots of Conversation!

Tuesday December 5, 2006
Farm sitters are in place, Dave Tucker is doing the show on KNOX, we should be coming to our listeners at KKOJ and KRAQ via the magic of tape.  We're on the airplane to Minneapolis during our shows.  Grand Forks, Minneapolis, Newark, Amsterdam and Finally Berlin.

Monday December 4, 2006   We're OFF to Germany
As we talked about last week, there's a place in Downtown Berlin where there are two identical (on the outside anyway) Churches.  During Advent the entire space between them is filled with a gigantic Christmas Market!  Here's some of the finest pictures of the event that I've found on the net!  I spent time here in 2003 and am looking to spend at least a day there in the upcoming week.  http://www.galenfrysinger.com/christmas_berlin_gendarmenmarkt.htm

Friday December 1, 2006    HELLO  DECEMBER!
Ok, Thanksgiving is past,  Christmas is out there in front of us.  So what's to eat today?  How about a Great Steaming Bowl of Winter Chili?   YUM YUM  Check out this recipe and the other great things they have on their site!  http://inourkitchen.blogspot.com/2004/12/winter-chili-con-carne.html


Thursday November 30, 2006    AND WE SAY GOODBYE TO NOVEMBER 2006 FOREVER
My first flight to Europe was courtesy of TWA.  I went with the Mayor Pro tem of Las Vegas, along with several councilmen and a group of media folk.  It was an awesome trip, Las Vegas-Phoenix-New York-Paris, Then a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt.  Then a train trip to Kassel Germany.  Then a Bus back to Frankfurt and a flight from Frankfurt-New York-Phoenix-Las Vegas.   I WAS HOOKED.   Today we remember that airline TWA as it flew it's LAST flight in 2001 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_World_Airlines

Wednesday November 29, 2006
WHY is November?  That's what I woke up thinking today!  So Here's all the reasons WHY we Have November!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November 

Tuesday November 28, 2006
So just how much would it cost to purchase the entire "herd" mentioned in the 12 Days of Christmas?  When was the last year that it was a "deal?"  Check out all the info here...

Monday November 27, 2006
Time is running, the clock is ticking.  Some deadlines to ship to our servicemen and women have passed, here's the official USPS time table!  Dec. 4 is the next deadline.  http://www.usps.com/communications/news/press/2006/pr06_067.htm

Lorie Line  Grand Forks Picture http://www.usps.com/communications/news/press/2006/pr06_067.htm

Friday November 24, 2006
OK STUFFED but recovering.  So you doing any holiday travels?  Here's the latest and constantly updated TSA information that you need to know so that you can get on your plane in the easiest and fastest method!  http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#6

Thursday November 23, 2006
Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!  We have so much to be Thankful for.  Let's not forget our responsibility of sharing what we have!  Here's the President's Proclamation!

Wednesday November 22, 2006
Can you believe it, T-Day minus 1 and counting.  The days, the months, the years slip by WAY to fast!  As promised today we talk about Thanksgiving Desserts!  Is 550 of them enough?  http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/thanksgiving/desserts.htm

Tuesday November 21, 2006
Last day to plan a menu, or is it going to be a Turkey TV Dinner?  Hey, they're not so bad in the world of Bad!  But if you're really going to cook, here's a great web page of past Thanksgiving Menu's and people experience with them!   http://www.recipelink.com/thanksgiving.html 

Monday November 20, 2006
We're counting down to T-day!   Always we hit the Turkey producers.  Jennie-O is big in Minnesota.  Did you know they have an OVEN READY TURKEY!   I love them.  Check it out!

Friday November 17, 2006  THANKSGIVING WEEK STARTS NOW!
When was the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation?  Here's some T-day Background!

Thursday November 16, 2006   4467
It's that day again, the great SMOKE OUT, a yearly effort to get folks to stop smoking.  Perhaps you've tried and feel that you've not succeeded!  We'll let's inject a little humor into the equation.  http://www.quitsmoking.com/cartoons/archive/index.htm  Download and print one a day and put it where you will see it!!

Wednesday November 15, 2006
So we've crossed into the 2nd 1/2 of November.  This is NOT the time to Hunker Down!  This is the time to blossom...to make plans, to get out and see the world.  NO LONGER should you be hiding under grandma's quilt!  At least think about your options!  Here's lots of winter fun things to do in Europe.  http://goeurope.about.com/cs/climate/a/winter_travel.htm  

Tuesday November 14, 2006
You've tried Hotels, then motels, then B&B's, then Hostels...well here's the next thing, COUCHSURFING Sites!  YEP a stay-over with folks you don't even know!  Check it out at these websites. 
http://hospitalityclub.org (from Düsseldorf Germany), http://couchsurfing.com , http://globalfreeloaders.com  and http://place2stay.net

Monday November 13, 2006
First heralded as some evolutionary throwback it's now know to probably be caused by a genetic quirk in their brains.  Whatever the reason, five kids in this Turkish family walk on all fours.  Although they are now grown up, they continue this style of being mobile.  The B B C has some interesting video and story about them!  Visit it at:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4782492.stm

Friday November the Tenth!  2006
We'll always remember this day as the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Here's a line by line explanation of the lyrics to the song. http://www.europa.com/~random7/fitz.htm#line

Thursday November 9, 2006
Think you got a great web page?  Check out this optimizer!

Wednesday November 8, 2006    IT'S OVER  IT'S OVER
Here's different results.    http://gfherald.com    http://startribune.com   http://kkoj.com

http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20061107/   Master Minnesota Election Results

So since they've all been calling each other names for months now...I thought it would be good to have a list of what Germans call their pets, since I think of many politicians as animals!! http://german.about.com/library/blhunde01.htm

Monday November 6, 2006
I have a gift for you.  If you have any kind of high speed internet, you can make UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE (US & Canada) calls for the rest of the year.   Talk a minute or an hour and it costs you NOTHING!   http://skype.com   I can't imagine why anyone is paying another dollar to make a call!

Friday November 3, 2006
How many of you are there?   Sound like a weird question?  Well check out how many Johns there are, or how many Johnsons there are.  It's easy at this Cool Site!  http://ww2.howmanyofme.com/

Thursday November 2, 2006
Just what is a Lieutenant Governor anyway??  Is it like the Miss America Pageant where they get a smaller scholarship?   Well they asked and today we're talking to someone who WANTS to be a Lt. Gov!   Visit her web page here:  http://www.teammn.com/maureenReed.php 

R U a DEM?   Here's Hatches 2nd  http://www.hatch2006.org/judibio.html 
R U a REP?   Here's Tim's http://timpawlenty.campaignoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={E67E94BE-9DF1-4605-80FD-7EEC5A8C51C3}   BTW Carol is a Great Fisherman - personal experience!

Wednesday November 1, 2006   ALL SAINTS DAY
Check out this holiday throughout the world!


Tuesday October 31, 2006   HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
FOOD FOOD FOOD  It's HALLOWEEN TIME!!  http://halloween.dvdesign.com/dir/7_Recipes.shtml

Monday October 30, 2006

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Thursday October 26, 2006
Time is running short, it's the moment to CARVE YOUR PUMPKIN!  Here's pumpkin carving 101!  http://www.pumpkincarving101.com/ 

Wednesday October 25, 2006
So we've run out of time to order a Halloween Costume.  Well, NEVER FEAR, the COOL-SITE is here!  MAKE YOUR OWN TOGA!   BUT DO NOT USE A BED SHEET!!!  http://www.howtomakeatoga.info/

Tuesday October 24, 2006
Last day.  There's LOTS Of places to purchase kids Halloween costumes, but where oh where to purchase adult ones.  OR BETTER YET, LARGE SIZE adult ones!   Today's the Last Day to order to get them for the weekend!   http://www.buycostumes.com/category.aspx?pcatid=adultcostumes

Monday October 23, 2006
It's funny, I'm not really a big fan of their Ice Cream!  But Ben and Gerry sure do have great web sites!   Visit their Halloween offering!  http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/ 

Friday October 20, 2006
It's starting...nothing but Halloween from here on out!

Thursday October 19, 2006
Why vote?  Main reason for me is because others are and I disagree with their choices!  Here's a great and now famous site that's done each election for the youth!  Find out their issues, see what they're thinking, remember they're going to decide where we live our last years, let's help them make good choices!!! 

Wednesday October 18, 2006
ARRRGH It's Talk Like a Pirate!  Celebrated every year in September, but too good to wait till then.   Make the 19th of every month a TALK LIKE A PIRATE Day!  http://talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Tuesday October 17, 2006   3528
Well, what's to do on a day like today, but to HUNKER down and put some hot chocolate on the stove!  Here's the history and a great HC Recipe.  http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beverage/HotChocolate.htm

Monday October 16, 2006    WELCOME KNOX Listeners!  We're back after a 29 year absence!
Of course we all know that where the North Pole is located and where North on the compass points are in two different places.  BUT did you know that where your compass points North changes every year?   Check out this website that can tell you the deviation today and every day before and after now!  http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/geomag/jsp/struts/calcDeclination 

Friday October 13, 2006
Well today's the day we say goodbye to 30 years of broadcasting on KCNN!  What a time it's been.  Monday we start on KNOX, bigger signal, non directional!  Check back through our archives.  We've been doing this since May of 1996, the very first site we did is still operating!

Thursday October 12, 2006
Tired of those phone calls where it's a weird number on your caller ID, and then there's nobody there?  OR you get yet another offer for almost free health care, or satellite TV, or a 3% interest mortgage?  WELL at least we got a place to commiserate now!  Find that bogus number on this list, send in your complaint or at least feel that you're not alone!  http://whocalled.us/

Wednesday October 11, 2006
Why would someone go out and purposely get lost?  Well for the experience of course!  And here's places all over that you can destinate to get lost in!  http://www.lostdestinations.com/losthome.htm

Tuesday October 10, 2006
So it's weather change day!   When has this happened before?  What is the significance of the changing months on our expected weather?  Check out this site!   Then choose another month for more about our weather.  http://www.intellicast.com/Almanac/NorthernPlains/October/

Monday October 9, 2006
Happy Columbus Day!   Happy Thanksgiving Day for our Canadian friends!  So the question is,  IF they have Turkey Day in Canada, do they have Canada Day in Turkey?  Here's more on the Día de la Raza.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day 

Friday October 6, 2006
You got to see this!  All the common kids names, but on this instant graph.  When was your name the most popular?  Check it out! http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

Thursday October 5, 2006
Fall Color Tours, still good for this weekend!  http://www.northshorefallcolors.com/

Wednesday October 4, 2006
Things to know before you go!  http://www.serve.com/shea/culture.htm

Tuesday October 3, 2006
That's it, It's OVER, summer is gone!  its Fall and we're not going back.  BUT what a great time to be cooking!  Here's a whole gaggle of great cookin'  http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/family/specialfeature/fall-recipes-sf/ 

Monday October 2, 2006
Political Campaign Artifacts  http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/vote/ 


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