Arts & Culture

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Artist/musician Marlin Ledin captures sounds of Lake Superior's ice

Ann Possis visited with Washburn, Wisc., musician and artist Marlin Ledin Jan. 18 about his project to record the ice sounds of Lake Superior, both to preserve them and as an inspiration for his music. The interview includes several segments of those recordings. He was in Grand Marais to speak at North House Folk School the next evening. You can learn more about him, his music, and his field recordings here.


Travis Payer (left) and Station 7 crew filling the boot for Jerry's kids fundraiser

Anishinaabe Way: Travis Payer

Travis Payer is Nebraska Ho Chunk and Bad River Ojibwe. He has lived in the Minneapolis St. Paul area his whole life and has been a Minneapolis Fire Fighter for 17 years.


"...I lay the perfect fire. One that burns true and fast, reducing several big logs and burning them down..." (mtsofan/Flickr)

Magnetic North: Playing With Fire

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where just a hint of wood smoke flavors the air. Air so delicious that I don’t so much breathe it as gulp it down. Icy. Sweet.


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County Engineer Dave Betts on winter plowing

On the January 11 edition of The Roadhouse, host Cathy Quinn got a chance to visit with Cook County Engineer Dave Betts after the county experienced extensive freezing rain.  In this interview, D


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Duluth organizer Reyna Crow on Idle No More movement

Idle No More is a grassroots movement that has recently been sweeping across the country and the world.


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Astro Bob: Asteroid Apophis won't hit us in 2029

The asteroid Apophis was discovered by astronomers in 2004.


Orca Whale (Ashley Coates/Flickr)

Inukjuak town manager Johnny Williams on trapped whales in Hudson Bay

The small village of Inukjuak in Nunavut, Canada, has been the site of a lot of media attention in the last few weeks.


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Filmmaker Vincent Gargiulo on "Duluth is Horrible" film

Vincent Gargiulo is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been shown around the country.


Mildred, Honey, Pat, Marge and Merle Potter at the Pigeon River in 1947.

Moments in Time: Mildred Potter Thoreson and Honey Potter Eliasen

Sisters Mildred Potter Thoreson and Honey Potter Eliasen grew up with their three other siblings Marge, Pat and Merle in the Hovland and the Pigeon River area.  In this edition of Moments in Time


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Musical favs Michael Monroe & Claudia Schmidt make year-end appearance in Studio A

Bob & Buck hosted musicians Michael Monroe and Claudia Schmidt Dec. 28, in advance of their Log Cabin Concerts for the holiday weekend. They played and sang together and solo, and made great conversation in between.