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Journalism grad shares memories of interview with Prince


As a features editor at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota, Amy Nelson has fielded all sorts of calls from people pitching story ideas to her.

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UWEC graduate Amy Nelson (center) sits with Pioneer Press colleague C.J. Sinner and Minneapolis Star-Tribune music critic Jon Bream as they hold their Prince press passes. (Photo credit: Amy Nelson)

But no call has surprised the 1992 UW-Eau Claire journalism and Spanish grad more than one three years ago from Prince’s people asking her to hop a plane to Colorado that evening for an interview with the music icon who called the Twin Cities home.

The Blugold shared her adventure and her impressions of Prince — an international superstar who rarely gave interviews to the media — in a piece that ran in the Pioneer Press nearly three years ago.

With Prince’s death last week, Amy now is sharing her column with her Blugold family.

Top photo caption: Prince and 3rd Eye Girl courtesy photo from their concert tour in 2013. (Courtesy photo shared by Amy Nelson.)


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