Author Archives: Patrick Bjornstad

The Devil’s Kettle

Piece: Interviewer: “Can you tell the story of the Devil’s Kettle?” Informant: “So the Brule River in Cook County, Minnesota has an interesting attribute. Above the upper falls, there is a large hole into which about a third of the river empties, and it has always been known as the Devil’s Kettle… and the folklore… Continue Reading »


Piece: Interviewer: “Can you explain the concept of ZAIDS?” Informant: “Oh god. Yeah… I guess I can. Basically in high school there was this fake disease called ZAIDS. Obviously it came from AIDS, but we put a Z in front of it to make it different. We had this one friend who we said got… Continue Reading »