Saskatchewan's curling drought: What's next for the prairie province?

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — There's a certain type of pride prairie people exude when it comes to curling; harsh, cold winter nights are spent in small rinks playing the roaring game on natural ice.  There have been many greats to come from the flatlands, including the Richardson brothers who won four out of five Briers starting […]

From Pyeongchang to Portage la Prairie: Reflecting on the year in sports

The 2018 sporting year took me on some crazy adventures — it was wild, wicked and wonderful. In total, I spent about nine months out of the year in taxis, airports, hotels, crowded busses and sporting venues. There were a lot of long days, mostly during the Olympics and Paralympics, but thankfully I was able […]

Native Americans managed the prairie for better bison hunts

Enlarge (credit: Alfred Jacob Miller via Wikimedia Commons) Layers of charcoal residue buried beneath the northern Montana prairie show that pre-Columbian indigenous hunters on the Great Plains once burned patches of grassland to stimulate new growth. This created a tempting feast for bison herds, which the hunters then used to lure the bison in for […]

‘Little House on the Prairie’ star says famous director Oliver Stone ‘humiliated’ her during a sexually-charged audition

Getty Images Melissa Gilbert, who starred on “Little House on the Prairie” from 1974 to 1983, said on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” that director Oliver Stone humiliated her during an audition for 1991 movie “The Doors.” Gilbert alleged that Stone did it to get back at her for saying something disparaging about him in public. She […]

Listen to Fiona Apple Cover Fats Domino on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

Last week, the music industry lost a legend: the great Fats Domino, whose 1950s singles for Imperial Records (including “Ain’t That A Shame,” “Blueberry Hill,” “Whole Lotta Loving,” and “I’m Walkin”) were among the most influential songs in the early rock and roll canon. And last weekend, Fiona Apple used her appearance on NPR’s A […]