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Paynesville Press - May 30, 2001

Preparations being made for the
local WCCO radio broadcast

By Michael Jacobson

Planning for the WCCO radio broadcast from the Duane and Irene Burg dairy farm on Friday, June 15, is progressing as the day rapidly approaches.

WCCO, in conjunction with AMPI, is hosting the event, which is intended to celebrate June as dairy month.

WCCO will broadcast from the Burg farm throughout the morning, starting at 5 a.m. with WCCO personalities like Dave Lee, Kim Jeffries, Mike Lynch, and Roger Strom. Dark Star will broadcast his show live from 9 to 11 a.m., and Minnesota's celebrity governor, Jesse Ventura, will do his show, "Lunch with the Governor," from 11 a.m. to noon.

WCCO will also be choosing a local resident as its Good Neighbor for that day. Applications are available at AMPI and at the Paynesville Office of the Melrose Credit Union. Nominations for the Good Neighbor Award need to be in by June 5.

A local committee - including AMPI managers Matt Quade and Neil Fischer, caterer Barb Kotten, and Chamber of Commerce president Chris Stanley - is organizing a breakfast from 5 to 9 a.m., a lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and transportation to the Burg farm.

The pancake, scrambled egg, and sausage breakfast will cost $3.50 for advanced tickets and $4 at the door. Lunch tickets - for cheeseburgers, potato salad, baked beans, and potato chips - will cost $4.50.

Tickets are available at bank and credit union offices in Paynesville and St. Martin, as well as at AMPI in Paynesville.

The Burg farm is nine miles north of Paynesville and a mile south of St. Martin. Due to limited parking on the farm, the organizing committee will be providing regular bus transportation to the event. The pick-up and drop-off point for parking will be the high school/middle school parking lot in Paynesville.

Each year, WCCO broadcasts from a farm to highlight the importance of agriculture in the state. The Burgs farm 400 acres and milk 100 Holstein cows with their son, Dan, and his fiancee, Lynn.

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