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Stephen Colbert joins U.S. presidents at wax museum

November 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Colbert visited the museum Friday to unveil a wax figure created to represent him. The museum says Colbert donated his own clothes to dress the figure in a suit, tie, cuff links and lapel pin. Colbert wore an identical outfit.
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Corn Palace featured on ‘Colbert Report’

October 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell’s Corn Palace received an “a-maize-ing” six minutes and 37 seconds of free national publicity Thursday night. Continue Reading

‘Colbert Report’ temporarily off the air; Comedy Central offers no explanation why

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The network said it was airing the repeats “due to unforeseen circumstances,” but offered no other explanation. A person close to the show, who wasn’t authorized to speak publically on the matter, told The Associated Press that new episodes are expected to return soon. Continue Reading

Colbert flexes financial muscle after raising over $1 million for Super PAC

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stephen Colbert’s sway in the presidential election might be a joke, but he’s got some real financial muscle. The comedian disclosed Tuesday that his Americans for a Better Tomorrow “super” political action committee has raised a staggering $1.02 million. PACs were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Pawlenty gets back in the spotlight

September 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After making a hasty exit from the presidential race last month, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty resurfaced Tuesday — on a comedy show. Continue Reading

Stephen Colbert raising serious questions on campaign finance laws

June 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Stephen Colbert delights in lampooning politicians on his Comedy Central show, but he plans to raise some serious issues about public disclosure of corporate campaign contributions before the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.
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Northwestern to give honorary degree to comedian Stephen Colbert

May 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s the truthiness: Stephen Colbert is getting an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University. Continue Reading

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Comics rally for civility in front of thousands on National Mall

October 30, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON Three days before hotly contested national elections, a pair of comedians drew tens of thousands to the National Mall on Saturday with a blend of jokes and music meant to counter some of the anger and fear they see in the country. Continue Reading

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Fargo couple says Stewart-Colbert rally ‘friendly’

October 30, 2010 in INFORUM

According to a Fargo couple, sanity and civility won out at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Continue Reading

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Thousands drawn to Stewart-Colbert ‘sanity’ rally

October 30, 2010 in INFORUM

WASHINGTON (AP) A ‘sanity’ rally blending laughs and political activism drew thousands to the National Mall on Saturday, with comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as the unlikely maestros of moderation and civility in polarized times.
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