Arts & Culture

Taking Down the Old Theater/Stephan Hoglund

Buck Benson remembers the old Shore Theater

The old Shore Theater building in downtown Grand Marais is being dismantled.


Gentlemen Hall - (West End native Jacob Michael - center)

West End News May 26

Everyone was excited last weekend by the appearance of West End native Jacob Michael on the Billboard Music Awards program, viewed by many millions of people worldwide.  As I reported last week,


Cell Phone

Gunflint Notebook: Cell Phones

In a time when we are all so connected by technology, we can never be too sure who has access to our personal information, and Steve doesn't want to have to choose between his cell phone and


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Prudence Johnson & the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay in a new touring show

Buck and Bob welcomed singer Prudence Johnson to Studio A May 20 to talk about her new project, "A Girl Named Vincent." She and her band are touring Minnesota, bringing the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay to life by setting it to music.


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"Peace Fibres" author Karen Lohn on weaving connections

Buck spoke May 20 with Grand Marais author and psychologist Karen Lohn about her first book, "Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World." 


Spring Peeper

Magnetic North: Jeepers creepers! Have you heard those peepers?!

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where getting a decent night’s sleep can be tough if you live within earshot of a lake, pond or big puddle.


Morel Mushrooms

Of Woods And Words: On A Morel Mission

I suppose it all started when I heard that morel mushrooms are known to pop up in recently burned areas.


Shore Theater comes down in Grand Marais/photo by Stephan Hoglund

Old Shore Theater building comes down

The old Shore Theater building in downtown Grand Marais is being dismantled. Once a movie house, it closed sometime in the late sixties to early seventies and has been vacant for many years.


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Community Music Circle visits The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck welcomed Marco Good, David Grinstead, Yvonne Mills and Barb LaVigne, members of the Community Music Circle, to Studio A May 13. The Circle meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Shanty Camp above Betsy Bowen's studio in Grand Marais. New musicians are always welcome to join in.


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West End News May 12

Some people have asked me about what happened with the mystery that I reported last week.  A car with a canoe on top was parked in the public parking lot here at Sawbill with no people around and