A Prairie Home Companion: News from Lake Wobegon
July 5, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon07/05/14
"The rains have finally let up and we had sunshine here this week and it was a glorious, glorious 4th of July in Lake Wobegon." Marlene wins the "Best Pie in Town" contest, the World's Largest Pile of Burlap Bags celebrates its 40th anniversary, and...
June 28, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
June 21, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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,...
June 14, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
June 7, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
May 31, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
May 24, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
May 17, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
May 10, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
May 3, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
April 26, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
April 19, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It was warm. The week started out warm and then we got some snow here on Tuesday and we just ignored it, of course -- as you would ignore an embarrassing relative." Mr. Berge hits a large pothole and damages his car, the town experiences a pink full...
April 12, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been a beautiful week, the sun was shining and on Wednesday it got up to 70. There was a couple down by the lake, they were making out as if nobody could see them." A bear wakes from hibernation and wanders into town, the Swansons return for a...
April 5, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"The fourth Sunday of Lent was last week and Easter is a couple of weeks away so that snow, that big snow that they got on Thursday was really tough on people." The town deals with an early spring snowstorm and Mr. Berge finds himself in a tricky...
March 29, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been beautiful this last week. The sun was shining. It's been a gorgeous, gorgeous winter. We got a little snow on Monday, Thursday, just a decorator snow." Mr. Berge tells a few jokes to ducks out on the lake, the Men's Prayer Group gathers at...
March 22, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Spring: spring came in on Thursday. We got little snow on Tuesday. No problem, no problem. Just a little decorative, designer snow on Tuesday." Thoughts on the sin of sloth and the 1965 World Series, Carl Krebsbach considers robbing a bank and...
March 15, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been warm. It's in the 40s. The snow has been melting and the sidewalks are clear, and people are out walking around town after all these months of imprisonment." Clint Bunsen continues his fight to prevent Millet from becoming the county seat,...
March 8, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been a cold winter but now it's warmer, it's up in the 30s. So it's not all that bad as long as it's moving in the right direction." Mr. Magendantz tries a dangerous new method of snow removal, Father Wilmer catches Darlene napping at the...
March 1, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been chilly, been cloudy this whole week but we're used to it. It doesn't really matter." Lake Wobegon High School's class of 2013 graduates, tales of graduation ceremony pranks from years past, and thoughts on being a commencement speaker, in a...
February 22, 2014: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been cold and gray, just a little bit of snow falling, children reluctantly going back to school. Lot of things had to be canceled because of that blizzard a couple of weeks ago." Texting disrupts a choir concert, Darlene resolves to find a man...
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