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from left: Kyle Westrick, Rich Mattson, Germaine Gemberling

Sparta, Minn.-based Rich Mattson and the Northstars joined us in Studio A during membership drive for great original music. ...


Frozen Britches in Studio A

Local duo Frozen Britches (Erik Hahn, flute and whistle; Tom van Cleve, fiddle) stopped by the Roadhouse to observe St. Patrick's Day and make delightful Celtic music for the Grassroots Radio membership drive. 

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courtesy Ann Bancroft Foundation

March is Women's History Month, and we were lucky to speak with a Minnesota woman who made history by becoming the first woman to cross the ice to both the North and South poles. Ann Bancroft joined CJ to talk about those epic adventures, what she's found as her greatest challenges, and...


Plucked Up String Band

Local favorites the Plucked Up String Band made a return appearance on The Roadhouse recently, this time playing all covers. The band is: Amanda Hand, guitar & vocals; Elliot Noyce, mandolin & vocals; Will Moore, upright bass & vocals, Matt Nesheim, banjo & vocals; and Bill...


Forest Road 166_Photo from scenicphoto.com

Scientists from the U of MN think they've found the reson why diverse forests are often more productive than monocultures. Laura Williams, a graduate student at the U and lead author of the study, chatted with CJ about the study and its findings and implications. 

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Phil Huston, courtesy clearlungsadventure.com

Phil Huston is an adventurer, climber, speaker, and cancer survivor who now resides in Silver Bay. He joined Dave in Studio A to tell his personal story of how and why he came to found Clear Lungs Adventure

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courtesy theaennen.com

River Falls, Wisc.-based singer/songwriters Thea Ennen and Dave JaVue visited The Roadhouse after a long absence. We were delighted to have them back and hear their moving, original folk music. 

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Chris Koza
Chris Koza is a Portland, OR native who made his way to Minnesota and the Minneapolis music scene after going to school at St. Olaf College in Northfield. He's been recording music in the state for over a decade now, both under his own name and as the lead singer of the group Rogue Valley,...

A team at the U of MN has invented a new technology to produce renewable  car tires from trees and grasses. Lead researcher Prof. Paul Dauenhauer joined CJ to explain how it works and why it's an important breakthrough. 

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With the freeze and thaw and rain we’ve had earlier in the winter, a crust has formed...



Venus drops out of the evening sky during March, and on the 31st a crescent moon can be seen...

Hi. This is Renee Frahm, administrative assistant, with this week’s National Forest Update...



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...
Wolf at night, Mark Chinnick
Although spring has been making cameo appearances since the first of the year, it is now official....
Lunch ladies

I was sorry to hear this week of Bob Dunn’s passing. A resident of Princeton, MN, Bob and...


Peach
In this edition of Gus' Wild Side, we'll hear about Peach - a strong, but not-too-bright...
Fishing success
March seems to equate with madness, and although the Gunflint Trail is endowed in a semi-calm state...

If you, like me, have been a little stymied by the strange midwinter thaw and are in need of...


Raven in Snow
The upper Gunflint has been in the midst of another grappling match between winter and spring....

Not to go full Minnesotan on you, but I need to take a minute to talk about the weather. Here in...


The Gunflint Trail Historical Society is planning an exhibit on the Ham Lake wildfire for this summer
Our “spring fling” cooled its heels as I key this week's Gunflint scoop. The crisp...