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Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip, a four-piece jam band from the south shore, and regular guests, stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to a weekend gig at the Gun Flint Tavern. Floydian Slip is: Jeff Kriner, drums; Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; and Andy...


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The recent rapid rise of diseases that affect the immune system (like rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease) suggest that factors in the environment are contributing. Lindsey Konkel, a freelance journalist who writes about science, health, and the environment, joined CJ the day...


Richard Smith, Gordon Thorne, Tom Schaefer
Richard Smith is world-renowned Nashville-based guitarist hailing originally from south of London. His influences range from Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed to Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt. Having played and recorded with Tommy Emmanuel and other master guitarists, he comes to the North Shore for...
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Carpet dealer Cemal Uzun is touring the U.S. with his carpet selection because a downturn in Turkish tourism has hit the business he works for, Anatolian Carpets, hard. He was here in Grand Marais along with local resident Ann Marie Mershon,...


Jim McGowan
Jim McGowan is a musician living in St. Paul who frequents the North Shore to play gigs and experience the area he loves. He plays songs and talks with host Will Moore about getting his start playing guitar at a camp in Colorado and special guitars he's owned over the...
Fantastic costumes are ready for Lion King, Jr.
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr., April 21st through the...
Casey Pries in the 2016 Pro Factory 600 race.
For the third year, Lutsen Mountains and CorPower Sports are joining forces to bring the MidWest...
Bob and Shirley Mcalister. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Bob and Shirley Mcalister have lived on the outskirts of Grand Marais near Lake Superior full time...
Photographer David Johnson at work. Photo by Jess Oullis Smith
Local photographer David R. Johnson is well known locally, but since his retirement, he is finding...
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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota...

Hi. I’m Tom McCann, resource information specialist, with the National Forest Update for...



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...

Spring awakening along the Gunflint Trail continues providing pleasant aspects of nature's...


Northwoods Volunteer Connection

April always feels a bit like the calm before the storm in the West End of Cook County. While we...


April brings us brilliant spring sunsets.
Gunflint territory heads into the third week of month four having just passed the Ojibwe,...
Star-nosed mole

Happy Easter from the West End. We’ve had lots of seasonally appropriate rabbit visitors...


One of the first signs of spring - pussy willows.
Spring along the Gunflint Trail continues awakening from its semi-winter slumber. Weather...

Spring has sprung here in the West End. The sap is running and so are the snowshoe hares who are...


There are bold gray jays in the Wildersmith neighborhood
No foolin,' March is into the books! Out here in the Gunflint forest, segment three has been...

This past Monday the Birch Grove Task Force reached an agreement. This final consensus is the...