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May 18, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's a gorgeous, gorgeous fall here. Gorgeous nights--warm days, cool nights." Pastor Liz hosts a bonfire and Mr. Lofgren's orchard produces an exceptional harvest of his "Julia" apples, in a monologue from September 2012.
May 11, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been beautiful out there. We're coming to spring here and everything's gorgeous." Fishing season begins in Lake Wobegon, the host learns of his mother's online Scrabble habit, and the history of the annual Willis Bunsen Grocery Run event.
May 4, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It snowed this last week. It was harmful, it was hurtful to people, and people suffered from it. They were angry at it." The town attends the high school's production of 'Our Town,' Sarah Peterson worries her parents by becoming successful, and Mavis investigates Vern's past.
April 27, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Spring has finally arrived and the crocuses are up and the flowers are up and there's green grass and people are hanging their sheets out on the line, just for the smell of it, just for the beauty of it." Donny Krebsbach ventures onto the lake in search of early spring ice fishing, Christopher Inqvist gets a summer job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and thoughts on the importance of yard work.
April 20, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We've had snow. We've had a lot of snow. People are discouraged. People are beaten down, they're cranky on account of this snow." Jimmy Krebsbach helps Arlene Bunsen deer-proof her yard, Pastor Liz makes house calls to hear the town's complaints, and a surprise in Mrs. Olson's purse interrupts the sermon at Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church.
April 13, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Got a big snow here this last week. Snow in the middle of April just pushed people right to the edge--just so terribly discouraging." Myrtle Krebsbach monopolizes the microphone after winning the "Pick the Pope" contest, Mavis and Vern break off their relationship, and the Pettersons embark on a 60-day juice cleanse.
April 6, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It has warmed up there. There's still some snow on the ground but there are signs of spring. The loons have come in to the lake and they're singing to each other." Spring is on its way and Donnie Krebsbach gets into trouble while attempting to rescue his fish house.
March 30, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Had a little bit of frost on Monday just to remind us where we live but otherwise it was warm. It was up in the 60s -- people had their windows open." The Lake Wobegon Whippets take some spring batting practice, Bud learns a lesson about friendship while putting the dock in the water, and Pastor Liz has an exciting evening on Easter Sunday, in a monologue from April 2012.
March 23, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been a cold spring here, the ice still out there on the lake but the pelicans have arrived and other migrating birds have come in anyway." The milk truck gets stuck in Mr. Hoppe's driveway, Carl Krebsbach builds a house for a stockbroker friend, and it's a tough time for marriage, unless you have a ritual argument like Myrtle and Florian Krebsbach, in a monologue from April 2009.
March 16, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We're all used to disappointment and heartbreak in Lake Wobegon. We're all used to being left behind, of course. It's really the story of our lives." Clint Bunsen tries to free a skunk from a trap, a booger joke causes Larry to shoot tapioca out of his nose, and Eloise Krebsbach buys an artificial limb to replace her boyfriend Fred, in a monologue from October 2009.
March 9, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Drove up here this last week in the cold and the ice because I needed to get some of this 'plaster' that has been in our family for years..." A bad cough requires a cold remedy made from fresh mustard and Aunt Flo makes soup because her daughter is visiting from Minneapolis, in a monologue from March 2002.
March 2, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been getting warmer up there. The tulips are up a little bit, and the irises, and the lily of the valley as well." Pastor Liz and Clint Bunsen spend some time together while digging a grave for Liz Tollefson, and Pastor Anderson weeps during her funeral service.
February 23, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It was the most beautiful snowfall in yesterday morning in Lake Wobegon. It was just gorgeous, it was like something out of a children's book." The town pledges for the annual "Big Plunge" fundraising event, Lake Wobegon High School students learn about owls, and a local English teacher makes an enriching discovery while walking in the woods.
February 16, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been warm here this last week, been up in the 30s. Just the right temperature to keep the snow on the ground--keep it from melting." Vern visits Mavis for Valentine's Day, Pastor Liz hosts a dinner for the local singles, and the story of Louis Powell, the town's rare Unitarian.
February 9, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"The snow coming in... It's been kind of a warm week. It's been in the 20s, and a little snow here this last week, a little sliver of moon up in the sky." Marilyn and Bud Bunsen worry about their daughter's unusual plans for the annual Snowball Dance, and a few members of the 1952 Lake Wobegon Leonards football team reminisce about their 1-8 season while visiting Naples, Florida.
February 2, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been bitterly, bitterly, bitterly cold in Lake Wobegon. It was so cold that they did not do the fire drill up at the high school." A group of Miami tourists arrives in town on a bus tour, Dorothy puts together a last-minute meal for them at the Chatterbox Cafe, and Renee Rasmussen's husband Delbert returns for the first time in years.
January 26, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been cold, it's been cold. It's been in the low teens--highs in the day. We don't do wind chill in Lake Wobegon. It seems like bragging to us somehow." Memories of the terrible winter of 1951--including sheltering local deer in the high school gym and Seena Halvorson meeting her husband while ice fishing--and Margie and Carl Krebsbach have an awkward encounter with their son, who has just moved home.
January 19, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been cold out there but it's a dry cold, you know, so it's not painful or anything and of course we are used to it. But, the battle of the thermostat goes on in every house in Lake Wobegon." The town gathers firewood to prepare for the cold weather, Mavis celebrates her 75th birthday in Los Angeles, and Clint Bunsen reflects on missing the opportunity to move to the Southwest.
January 12, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We've gotten some snow, even better than that, we've gotten frost--frost, when you have a clear night and you have high humidity, you wake up in the morning and everything is covered with frost." Terrible flu hits Lake Wobegon, memories of ice skating and smoking in the warming house, storytelling around a bonfire on a frozen lake, and the Lutheran church ends the year with a surplus.
January 5, 2013: 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 this year, and Clint Bunsen visits his wife's uncle in Omaha.