Arts & Culture

Hovland Arts Festival

Hovland Arts Festival is over Fourth of July weekend

Area artists are gearing up for this summer’s Hovland Arts Festival. This year in addition to featuring Grand Portage and Hovland artists, the Festival has opened up to all county artists.


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Eddie Mac rocks Studio A

Ann and Buck welcomed the Eddie Mac Band (Chris J, Jimmy Baker & Paul Cherba) Feb. 18 on their way up the Trail for a weekend gig at Hungry Jack Lodge. High energy fun on The Roadhouse!


Statue of Greek Goddesses: From Left, Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite

Of Woods And Words: Hestia

If you were asked to name a few of the ancient Greek gods, chances are you’d throw out names like Zeus, Athena, and Apollo. You might think of Aphrodite and Hera.


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Of Woods And Words: Dream In Seeds

Just a few short months ago, I was bracing myself for the long, cold winter ahead.


Outhouse

Of Woods And Words: The Septic Talk

Sewage is one of the most fundamental elements of human existence and yet it remains largely taboo as dinner table conversation . . . unless you’re at my house.


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Catching up with the Community Youth Guitar Project

Todd Miller leads the Community Youth Guitar Project, a  program to help Cook County students develop their musical and performance skills in a group setting. He stopped by Studio A Jan. 28 to chat with Ann Possis and Buck Benson. Two students involved in the project, Sarah Warren and Andrew Thompson, joined him.


Sled Dog Race

Youth Radio Project Interviews Local Beargrease Mushers

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon starts Sunday in Duluth.


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The Urban Hillbilly Quartet plays Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed the Urban Hillbilly Quartet (Erik Brandt, Dave Strahan and Milo Mietzner) in their Cook County debut Jan. 14 on The Roadhouse.


Icy Door (by WindRanch on Flickr)

Magnetic North: Ice Follies Are Us

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where ice follies of all variety are played out on a daily - and nightly - basis.


CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town.

The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 3

From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself out of the Great Depression.