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Fred Anderson

Local musician Fred Anderson revisited The Roadhouse the weekend of Radio Waves. Listen for his beautiful guitar on both originals and covers. 

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Peatlands are very efficient at storing carbon

If you're like most people, you don't know a whole lot about peatlands. But it turns out they're very important to the planet's health and to countering climate change. Jeremy Hance of St. Paul, a science writer for Ensia...


Douglas Wood's latest book

Douglas Wood, longtime wilderness guide, is also a prolific author, perhaps best known for his first book, "Old Turtle." Now he's out with a memoir about the mysteries of the natural world, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters." He talked with CJ about the book and what he hopes to...


The Thread with Will Moore
Longtime Nashville musicians Tyler Boydstun and Caitlin Nichol-Thomas team up at last to form The Thread. The duo combines Boydstun's heavy guitar and drums with Nichol-Thomas' fiery fiddle playing to create a soulful sound that breathes life and power into the spectrum of Americana. They...
Left to right: Faye Lewis, Kory Badertscher. Rich Lewis
The Rich Lewis Band hails from the Twin Cities and combines rock, blues, R&B and soul into their eclectic sound which evokes the music of New Orleans as well as Motown. Lewis and several of the other members have been playing together, and with other notable Minnesota musicians, for over 40...
Isle Royale
Tom McCann is the geographic information system manager for the US Forest Service at the Gunflint...
The Safe Routes to School committee has postponed the Walk-Bike to School Day to Thursday, Sept. 21
The Cook County Safe Routes to School committee has postponed the first Walk/Bike to School Day due...
Elements
In this installment of Elements of Craft, we take a look at iron and its transformation by humans...
Blister rust
The topic this month is 'Insect and Disease: Pests in our forest and backyards'. Guests...

Hi.  I’m Renee Frahm, administration assistant, with this week’s National Forest...
Blister rust
The topic this month is 'Insect and Disease: Pests in our forest and backyards'. Guests...

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota...



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...
Canada geese - Shaun Whiteman via Flickr
The Smiths are back from a run to Iowa for a visit with family. Quick as the trip was, I barely...
Fall color
Gunflint territory has been living “Indian Summer” at its best as I begin this...
wooley bear caterpillar - Richard Droker, Flickr.jpg
Could it be a geriatric thing as these wonderful days along the Gunflint seem to go by so fast?...
The Pie Social at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is Sunday
The spectaculars of September in border country has yours truly heading off into year 16 of...
Northwoods Volunteer Connection
Clare Shirley owns and runs Sawbill Canoe Outfitters at the end of the Sawbill Trail in Tofte with...
The baby loon at Chik-Wauk Nature Center is now as large as its mother
The hullabaloo in the heavens is in the rearview mirror and September is bearing down on the Trail...
Hummingbird
As August passed the halfway mark on the calendar, our north woods splendor has extended into yet...
Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom with Aren and Freja
Congratulations are due to the Tofte family this week. Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom, along with...