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Making wishes come true: A cancer survivor herself, Make-A-Wish CEO dedicated to organization’s mission

FARGO - When Billi Jo Zielinski surprised Jade McGough at Scheels All Sports to tell him his wish was granted, it was a little hard to tell who was more excited.


Looking for a lake place? Realtors offer tips for buying

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – With hundreds of lakes less than an hour away, having a place of your own is a popular dream for many in the Fargo-Moorhead area.


Cast our ‘Fargo’: Who would portray our city’s characters on the big screen?

FARGO - The rest of the country will get a look at how the national media sees our part of the world when the new TV series “Fargo” airs Tuesday night on FX. This got us thinking. How would we cast our movie of “Fargo”? That is, who would portray the very real characters who are so identifiable in our community?


Plains rolls up its sleeves for ceramics

FARGO – Museums aren’t often big on letting visitors touch the art, but the Plains Art Museum is making a concession.


Making a Scene: Francis has eye on ‘Past & Present’ and future

FARGO – At 31, Dan Francis is too young to remember many of the buildings featured in his photographs.


WDAY maintains TV news ratings lead, but KVLY is gaining ground

FARGO – WDAY-TV maintained its top spot among local news viewers, according to the most recent ratings period.

Weekend Watch: 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre sings a happy song this weekend with its production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Weekend Watch: 'Counting Cars' star rolls into Topper's Car Show

It may not quite be cruising weather yet, but this weekend’s Topper’s Car Show will have you thinking of hot rod season.

Weekend Watch: Shrine Circus flies high

FARGO - Pink’s circus-like concert in January set the bar high for artists who followed her at the Fargodome.


Review: New McDonald's club sandwiches come at premium

FARGO – Say what you want about its food, McDonald’s knows timing and marketing. The fast-food franchise recently tapped into March Madness and the looming NBA postseason by tapping MVP LeBron James as the spokesmuncher for its new Bacon Clubhouse Burger and Chicken Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich.


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Lamb: Hey, Old Man Winter, get off my lawn!

Hey, Old Man Winter, we need to talk.
This will be short and sweet, which I wish I could say about our relationship.
We’re done. Finished.


Lamb: ’Tis the tweed season

Any day now the Rourke Art Museum will name a new director to replace founder James O’Rourke, who died in March.


Lamb: 85-year-old Dempsey's bartender tapping into youth

Dempsey’s Public House has a reputation for attracting a diverse clientele.


Lamb: Tuning in to ‘ah-one, an-ah-two’

The verdict is in on the new TV season and it’s a split decision for the latest female-fronted shows.


Lamb: Lovett ‘don’t Tolerate’

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band’s Wednesday concert at Bluestem Center for the Arts was a nearly flawless two and a half hours of vibrant music – and 15 seconds of dread, for me.


Lamb: A new part for Dorgan?

Rightfully so, the media’s focus this past week was on the Republicans’ major gains in the midterm elections.


Lamb: ‘Prairie Home’ horror

Looking for a late-summer read and wanting something more substantial than the latest “Twilight” knock-off but more fun than Jonathan Franzen’s latest greatest, most American-est novel?


Lamb: Fargo’s future found in the roll of the dice

With city elections coming on June 8, there’s been a lot of talk about the future of Fargo and who will take it in which direction. But if you’re interested in getting a glimpse a little further into the future, say 1,040 years, the man you want isn’t on the ballot.

Lamb: More than meets eye to metal legend Dio

You know how you’ll always remember where you were when you heard some bit of horrible news, like John F. Kennedy had been shot or the Minnesota Vikings had traded for Herschel Walker or someone was making a movie of the “Saturday Night Live” MacGruber sketch? I was chopping cilantro in my mother’s kitchen on Sunday when a National Public Radio newscaster announced Ronnie James Dio had succumbed to stomach cancer at age 67.

Lamb: Columnist has bone to pick with zombies

Blood. Guts. Mindless people pawing at your head, mumbling something about admiring you “braaaains.” It’s just another Saturday night in downtown Fargo, right?