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Karl’s son on page one!
WJOD meteorologist Karl Klopotik's son, Nate, featured on page on of today's Wisconsin State Journal, preparing for the Big 10 championship game with the Wisconsin Badger Marching Band.  Leave it to the weatherman's son to know when it would be warm enough for shorts...
Is it fall color time already?
We're not even half through September and already we're seeing brightly colored maples, etc.  I snapped this pick while driving down Kaufmann Avenue yesterday.  Is this normal for this time of year?  Maybe it's just me, but it feels a bit early for bright leaf displays.…
Which is the flattest state in the US?
It's not unusual to hear acquaintances from other parts of the U.S. refer to the "flatness" of Iowa, or call Iowans "flatlanders," but is that reputation earned?  This morning on WJOD's Good Morning Rodeo, listeners were asked to name the flattest o…
Old Navy to return to Dubuque
Today's news of an Old Navy returning to the store's previous location in Dubuque seemed to be well-received.    What other retailers not currently here would you be most pleased to see open in the Dubuque area?
Farewell, old friend. Mario
Mario dies
Mario is gone.  It was less than a shock when I learned this yesterday -- he hadn't quite been himself for a while --  but another piece of my heart was taken when news of his passing reached me.  Maybe it's because I associate him with so many good times, warm vis…
William Michael Morgan Met a Girl in Dubuque
A young concertgoer held an orange sign alerting  singer William Michael Morgan to her 9th birthday.  The country singer placed his hat on her head and pulled her up to pose for pics during his performance at America's River Festival on Friday night...
Could the weather be any nicer?!?
I think most of us would call the weather we've been experiencing just about ideal.  The humidity is low, the nights cool, the days sunny and warm, and the nice days are coming one right after another.  We're more accustomed to late spring forecasts with huge variations and rapid…