Arts & Culture

L-R: Tony Goldenstein, Lisa Shafer, Scott Gay, Christy Maxfield.

West End News June 2

Love was in the air in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  On Friday, I saw a young couple that became engaged while on a canoe trip out of Sawbill


Andy and The Wood by Ada Igoe

Of Woods and Words: Woodpile Status Symbols

We started worrying about our woodpile long before winter came. It was the first winter the cabin has been used all season and no one was quite sure how the little house would hold its heat.


USFS Wilderness Ranger Brandee Wenzel at Rose Lake Falls in the BWCAW

Behind the Work: Brandee Wenzel

Brandee Wenzel is a Wilderness Ranger in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


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.