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Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon, a staple of the live public radio program A Prairie Home Companion.
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Latest episode: June 16, 2017 | 11:00 pm - The News from Lake Wobegon for June 17, 2017

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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 17, 2017 (00:09:46) June 16, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"We had some storms out there but it's been all good for us. The mourning doves we hear them in the morning, we see the fireflies at night." Clarence Bunsen sleeps on his boat so he can think in the middle of the night; the story of Mr. Musselman, who was driven from town by deerflies; and the Whippets win a close game, a monologue originally from June 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for June 10, 2017 (00:14:18) June 09, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cool. There's been some rain, which we appreciate out there because it gives you a reason not to do things you thought you were going to have to do." The high school decides to hold graduation outdoors at the last minute, the class of 2015 pulls off one of the better graduation pranks in recent memory, and the town takes time to enjoy the summer weather, in a June 2015 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for June 3, 2017 (00:14:08) June 02, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"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, in a monologue from June 2014.
The News from Lake Wobegon for May 27, 2017 (00:09:52) May 26, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been warm out here, been in the 80s, so we were very grateful for this big thunderstorm that came along on Tuesday night. Big shards of lightning splitting the sky sure gets everybody's attention."The Lutheran Church search committee looks for a replacement for Pastor Inqvist, caterpillars take over the sidewalks, and Irene Bunsen calls into a radio station at 3:30 in the morning, a monologue originally from May 2010.
The News from Lake Wobegon for May 20, 2017 (00:06:26) May 19, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"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 season begins, the Larson boy gets a job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and a bat invades Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church and frightens Pastor Haugen, in a May 2014 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for May 13, 2017 (00:12:14) May 12, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cool here this last week, actually 'cold' I think would be a better term for it -- and it snowed. But it's only the first week of May and precipitation comes in many different forms." Cool weather temporarily rids the town of insects, Carl Krebsbach becomes a spectacle after being covered in plum blossoms during a storm, and the Lutheran Church searches for a replacement for Pastor Ham, in a monologue from May 2010.
The News from Lake Wobegon for May 6, 2017 (00:10:38) May 05, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"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 hair very short, the town analyzes photos of Pastor Liz in Rome, and Pastor Haugen irritates his secretary Marlene, a monologue from May 2014.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 29, 2017 (00:12:57) April 28, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been kind of cool, sunny but windy out there, and the other day a little snow fell, just a few flakes. We ignored it. We did not comment on it." Bridal shower season arrives, Darlene invites three suitors to the Sidewinder Bar in Millet, and Arlene Bunsen counsels her goddaughter Charlotte against taking up the trombone, in a monologue from April 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 22, 2017 (00:13:19) April 21, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Spring has come out awfully certainly there. Just about two weeks ago there was still ice on the lake and now this past week it got up into the 90s. People running around in shorts, t-shirts." Carl Krebsbach's brother-in-law attempts to assemble a garden tiller, high school students prepare for life after graduation, and Mary Tollefson looks into modeling school, in a monologue from April 2002.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 15, 2017 (00:17:05) April 14, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Getting warm up there, getting up into the 60s and even thinking about getting up into the 70s so it's been very pleasant -- and no snow fell this last week." The town celebrates the 1st of May, and a few memories of post-prom parties at the Bunsens' cabin, in a monologue from May 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 8, 2017 (00:13:23) April 07, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's spring, spring out there, which, in the case of Minnesota, means there's a little more snow forecast. About eight inches of snow, some places 10 inches, fell." Farmers prepare for spring planting after a successful year, the town takes a break for Easter Vacation, and Darlene meets a man on Match.com, a monologue originally from April 2008.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 1, 2017 (00:13:30) March 31, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"We've had wind and snow and rain and cold rain and a little snow, that melting snow, and then wind some more. It's spring we know that now, even if it's a little chilly." Darlene has an epiphany while out for an Easter morning walk, Carl Krebsbach feeds a flock of Tundra Swans out on the lake, Viola Tors attends a clothing-optional Lutheran church in Palm Beach, in an April 2016 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 25, 2017 (01:58:59) March 24, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Had some nice days here this last week. It wasn't too terribly cold. The sun was shining." Lyle teaches high school students about the vernal equinox, the town's old men discuss modern cars, and the last of the rhubarb gets made into pies at the Chatterbox Cafe, in a monologue from March 1997.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 18, 2017 (00:11:18) March 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"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 Bunsen Motors, and the Lutheran Church holds its Lenten soup suppers, in a March 2014 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 11, 2017 (00:11:04) March 10, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"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, in a monologue from March 2013.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 4, 2017 (00:13:21) March 03, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been warm there. It's been up in the thirties so the snow's been melting and dripping off the icicles, and the sidewalks are clear." Animals venture into the town's yards to look for food, and Alan Jansky returns for a visit after living in Santa Barbara for years, a monologue from March 2008.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 25, 2017 (00:16:28) February 24, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been warm there. It's been up in the 20s and so we don't know when the other shoe is going to drop but we are sure that it will eventually, sooner rather than later." Myrtle Krebsbach hosts the Valentine's Day supper and dance, rumors swirl after Pastor Inqvist spends a few days in Nashville, and thoughts on the temptation of putting your tongue on a pump handle in the winter, a monologue originally from February 2003.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 11, 2017 (00:14:54) February 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow, in a monologue from February 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 18, 2017 (00:14:54) February 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow, in a monologue from February 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 11, 2017 (00:14:14) February 10, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cold there. The furnaces are starting to make strange noises and enormous icicles the size of Minuteman missiles hang from the eves down there." A few stories about the host's distinguished East Coast ancestors, the Valentine's Day Robbery on the Great Northern Railroad, and a childhood Valentine's Day experience, in a monologue from February 2004.


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