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Getting the most out of seed catalogs

In the January 2015 edition of Northern Gardening, hosts Joan Farnam and Melinda Spinler spoke with Heron Breen, Fedco Seed employee of 16 years.

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Sky Blue Trio brings jazz to students down the shore

Mike Debevec, pianist for local jazz group the Sky Blue Trio and Orange Girl, comes on the Scenic Route to talk about their upcoming concert series "A Century of Jazz".

 Final Performance of "We Happy Few"

Stage Door

‘Stage Door’ takes us behind the scenes at the Grand Marais Playhouse. It’s a chance to meet the artists involved in our local theater…

Performing at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Borealis Chorale Christmas: A Cook County Tradition

In this installment of the Local Music Project, Will talks to many of the community members that make the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra Christmas concert such a beloved and long-standing tradition on


Black River Revue rocks The Roadhouse

Dick Swanson & Bob Carter welcomed all six members of the Black River Revue, a Duluth/Superior-based band, into Studio A Dec. 5. It was a crowded fun time featuring high-energy music mixing bluegrass instrumentation and their own unique sound. You can learn more about Black River Revue and their performance schedule here.

Michael Monroe performing with a Seaton guitar. Photo: Nick Wosika

Musical favorite Michael Monroe stops in for great conversation & sound

Singer-songwriter Michael Monroe dropped by The Roadhouse Nov. 28 for a delightful visit with Bob Carter and Ann Possis. Hear about his latest projects and log cabin concerts...not to mention some wonderful music.  You can learn more about Michael and his performance schedule here.

EverGreen Grass Band

The EverGreen Grass Band rocks The Roadhouse

Dave TerSteeg and Dick Swanson welcomed Eau Claire-based group the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A Nov. 21 for fast bluegrass picking and great harmonies. They were in town to play at the Gun Flint Tavern. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here.

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Josh Von Mink grooves on The Scenic Route

North Shore native Josh Von Mink returns back home for a show at Lutsen Resort and special live set on the Scenic Route.


"Project: Ice" film director Bill Kleinert stops by The Roadhouse

"Project: Ice" views the Great Lakes through the prism of ice, at the crossroads of history, science and climate change. The film's director and executive producer, Bill Kleinert, was in town for the film's Minnesota debut at North House's Arctic Film Festival. He joined Dave TerSteeg Nov. 21 to talk about why he made the film and why Great Lakes ice is so important. You can learn more about the film here.


Gary Fiedler on his 7-month Boundary Waters adventure

Gary Fiedler of Hermantown just returned from a seven-month odyssey in the Boundary Waters and Quetico, making 13 trips over every portage and taking over 40,000 pictures. He and his wife Dawn LaPointe spoke with Dick Nov. 14 about why he went and how they worked together to make it happen. You can learn more about their photography gallery here.