Arts & Culture

Historic Edison Fishery on Isle Royale

Moments in Time: Stuart Sivertson on Isle Royale

Isle Royale, off the North Shore of Lake Superior, was designated as a National Park in the early 1940's.  At that time, there was a vibrant community of commercial fishing families on the is


In the past week, firefighting personnel in these parts have put out at least three out-of-control campfires

Of Woods and Words: The Central Campfires

Back in the days of Greek mythology when the Titan Prometheus gave fire to the mortals, Zeus tied him to a rock for the eagles to eat his liver out.


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'A Century of Jazz' sneak preview on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Ann Possis hosted Mike DeBevec, Mike Roth and Eric Hahn in studio Aug. 26 to preview 'A Century of Jazz,' their musical overview of the history of jazz, happening Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs?


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New online encyclopedia about Minnesota from the MN Historical Society

Buck spoke Aug. 26 with Molly Huber, lead writer-researcher for MNopedia, a new online encyclopedia about Minnesota produced by the MN Historical Society. You can check it out at the link above and give your feedback and ideas, too.


Pete Kavanaugh

Pete K. and Eric Meyer bring the blues to Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed Pete Kavanaugh and Eric Meyer Aug. 19 for music and talk in advance of the Pete K. group's weekend appearances at the Gun Flint Tavern.


For many Scandinavian immigrants who arrived during the 1800s, small family fishing operations were the main source of income

Moments in Time: Family Fishing in the 1800s

The North Shore during the 1800s was an isolated place.


Earl and Ethel Leng inside Leng's Fountain

History Speaks: Recollections of Leng’s Fountain

Leng’s Fountain was a cornerstone of the community for many years. It was a true old fashioned soda fountain. You could order phosphates, ice-cream or stop in for coffee and a paper.


Chris Hoglund (by Stephan Hoglund)

Original Poetry: "Drowning in the Rain"

Chris Hoglund is a 17-year-old Cook County native who currently attends Perpich Center for the Arts for writing.


A Night to Remember by Travis Novitsky

Grand Portage photographer Travis Novitsky shares his approach to his art

Bob visited Aug. 12 with Travis Novitsky, accomplished photographer from Grand Portage, about capturing the northern lights, night photography, and more. Travis' images of the aurora were recently featured on spaceweather.com.


Rock Cairns

Of Woods and Words: Leaving a Mark

I don’t remember noticing them when I was younger. Now, on each visit to Artist’s Point and the Grand Marais Harbor, I’m amazed at the plethora of rock cairns I find.