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Michael Monroe in Studio A

Longtime favorite Michael Monroe stopped by Studio A recently to chat about what he's up to lately, and play both original tunes and covers. You can learn more about Michael's music, schedule, and log cabin concerts here

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Restorative justice is an approach to repairing harm that considers all parties involved and focuses more on healing and rebuilding than it does on punishment. Kay Pranis, senior associate at the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University in Boston, will give a talk about the process...


courtesy thebigduck.us

The adorable, popular six-stories-tall rubber duck is coming to Duluth for the Tall Ships festival, August 18 to 21. Dave chatted all things duck with her creator, Craig Samborski of Draw Events, which organizes the Tall Ships event and owns the...



Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

(Photo courtesy of Dave and Amy's...


Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller, left, & Amymarie Schmidt)

New musical duo Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller & Amymarie Schmidt) made their radio debut on The Roadhouse last week. Look for them to play around town this summer.

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Researchers at the MN Invasive Terrestrial Plants & Pests Center recently compiled an extensive paper that ranks the 124 top invaders--and now they're looking for input from you. Dick spoke with Rob Venette, director of the center, and Heather Koop, associate director, about the report,...


Superior National Forest scene

Ever hear of forest bathing? It's an idea that comes from Japan, of literally immersing yourself in nature to improve your mental and physical health. Dr. Jean Larson of the Center for Spirituality & Healing and the U of MN Arboretum joined Dave recently to explain why getting out into...



Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

(Photo courtesy of Dave and Amy's...


The Wrong Omar, July 2016

The Wrong Omar (Joey Shaheen, Becky Shaheen, and Laura Lou, with Brian Reidinger on percussion) brought their fun brand of music to the big tent during membership drive last week. Be sure to listen for Joey's dream and the resulting song...you can learn more about the band and their...




Hi.  This is Steve Robertsen with the Superior National Forest Update - information on...
Bolstad's Rain Garden

Rain gardens are growing in Cook County! 

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The Grand Portage Passage was a long-distance sled dog race that was held from 1999...


Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Traveling by canoe with Maggie, the dog
Camping and traveling by canoe can have its own set of rewards...and challenges. We'll hear...

North Country weather has been pleasantly normal during the past weekly segment. Cool nights and...

The Forest Service wants people know that the Fourmile Grade Road will be closed off and on this...
Gunflint Lake July 2007 (Dale Sundstrom/ Flickr)
The Northland is turning the corner in July with weekend number three going into the books. Border...
Trout fishing, same time, next year...
The theme for this year’s exhibit at the Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder is...

Sunny has lived off-grid in rural Lake County for the past 18 years and is a regular commentator...


Loon with fish, courtesy of Chik-Wauk

We’re a full week into month seven and the upper Trail weather is much less frightful than...


Sawbill Canoe Outfitters
Earlier this week, I went to Duluth for a long list of mundane errands.  Among the chores was...