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Almost Famous Dogs: KDWB’s Falen Bonsett and Elliott

There are few things that help make the morning commute bearable: coffee, dreams of the weekend and—for scads of Twin Citians—Dave, Falen and Steve-O of KDWB’s Dave Ryan in the Morning Show. Now, we don’t like to play favorites, but in this case, we can’t help it—it’s Falen, paws down. Why? Because when she’s not … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Mary Lucia’s Crash

Longtime Sidewalk Dog readers might remember 89.3 The Current’s hostess with the mostess Mary Lucia from the first installment of our Almost Famous Dogs series, when she introduced us to her sassy pug, Smudge. Since then, Smudge has gone from only dog to partner in crime, gaining a sibling in another pug named Crash last … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: MyTalk107.1’s Jason & Alexis

You’ve probably heard them gabbing about everything under the sun on their MyTalk107.1 show, but did you know that Jason Matheson and Alexis Thompson of the Jason & Alexis show are crazy about their dogs, much like yourself? Well, it’s true, and we’ve got proof, straight from the hosts themselves. Ladies first! Alexis Thompson, co-host … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Gary Eichten’s Ella

A mixed-breed named Ella might be the only dog in this long-running series to have the governor himself proclaim a day in celebration of her human dad. When Gary Eichten, the host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Midday call-in program, retired from his 40-plus-year career at the station January 19th, he invited noted dog-lover (and governor) … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Christian-Philippe Quilici & Fannie Mae

A collective surge of hometown pride overtook the state on February 1, 2010, when music fans watching the Grammy Awards spotted none other than Ringo Starr sporting a T-shirt emblazoned with the logo of The Electric Fetus, the legendary Minneapolis record store. What? How? The shirt made it into the Beatle’s hands by way of … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Elizabeth Ries' Henry

By Meredeth Barzen Savvy Minnesotans will recognize Elizabeth Ries‘ smiling face from “Twin Cities Live,” the Minnesota-centric show she hosts weekdays at 3 p.m. on Channel 5 with John Hanson. They might even recognize her voice from myTalk 107.1, where she dishes the latest celebrity news and gossip on “The Dirt Alert,” weekdays at 8:20 … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Melinda Jacobs' Crosby and Ernie

By Meredeth Barzen Photos by Sarah Beth Photography Growing up as daughter of billionaire businessman Irwin Jacobs, entertainment reporter/radio personality/blogger Melinda Jacobs wasted no time ingraining herself in the local pop-culture consciousness. She’s been referred to as “the Twin Cities’ only real socialite” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and though she and husband Howard Grodnick have been … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Part Deux

By Meredeth Barzen You asked for it; you got it. Our inaugural roundup of Twin Cities celebs and their furry friends was so much fun, Sidewalk Dog couldn’t resist sniffing out another pack of famous Minnesotans and the four-leggeds that make them say “Who’s my fruffy wittle fuzzy bear?” This time, we’ve found writers, radio … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs

By Meredeth Barzen If dogs are man’s best friends, then by the transitive property of celebrity canines, dogs of famous people are famous best friends … or famous best friends are dogs? Hmm, we’ll have to make a flow chart to figure that one out, but in the meantime, we at Sidewalk Dog love to … Read More

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