‘Fargo’ Looking Pretty Good; My Plans For The Show

The first seven minutes of the upcoming “Fargo” TV series has been released, and it certainly looks, sounds and feels true to the source material that was the 90s flick by the same name. We find out that Martin Freeman’s “Lester Nygaard” works and apparently lives in a fictionalized Bemidji. We see a Bemidji water…
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Minneapolis Comic Con: My First Nerd Convention

I enjoy a lot of dorky things. Science fiction, quoting oddball comedies and writing blogs about pop culture to name a few. But I have never been to a convention that appeals to my dorky likes. My wife, Gina, has been to Star Trek and Stargate conventions. We almost went to a Twin Peaks convention…
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My Bemidji Roots

I was not born in Bemidji, but I do have some strong connections to here growing up. In the late 1970s, my grandparents (Gene and Delores Froemming) owned and operated the Singer Sewing Shop that was located downtown. They relocated from Alexandria, where my grandfather was a door-to-door salesman. After my father and uncles grew…
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Death Of A Record Store

It wasn’t a question of “if,” it was a question of “when?” From 1999 through 2010, I had worked in record stores in St. Cloud. The bulk of those years were at a used CD/DVD/Vinyl store called CD Warehouse.  The last two years were at the famous Electric Fetus. Working in record stores was truly…
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‘Fargo’ Coming To The Small Screen; Bemidji Will Be Representin’

I have to admit, I’m pretty psyched for the TV adaptation of the Coen brothers classic 1996 film, “Fargo.” Not just because I am a huge fan of the original film, but also because I’m a huge fan of the Coens in general. What I am also excited for is that one of my comedy…
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