Arts & Culture

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The untold history of how the land of the Dakota & Ojibwe became the State of Minnesota

Bob spoke March 4 with Mary Lethert Wingerd, author of "North Country: The Making of Minnesota," the story of Minnesota's true origins that have often been ignored in favor of a far more romantic legend.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

West End News March 3

I've noticed that many people are starting to feel cranky about winter.


Tree Frog

Gunflint Notebook: Limb, The Tree Frog

On this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses the ups, downs and lessons learned from their newest family pet, Limb the tree frog.


Sculptor David Ruben

Inuit stone sculptor to be in Grand Marais this month

Inuit sculptor David Ruben has gained worldwide recognition for his carvings for over 30 years. In 1988, he was named to the Sculptors Society of Canada.


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.


Seeds

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.