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Dorothy Dora Whipple, courtesy of Wendy Makoons Geniusz
"Chi-mewinzha" means "A Long Time Ago" in the Ojibwe language. It's also the title of a book of bilingual Ojibwe stories by Leech Lake elder Dorothy Dora Whipple. The stories in the book were carefully transcribed by co-editors Wendy Makoons Geniusz and Brendan Fairbanks....
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There's a new band in town, the Plucked Up String Band, and they stopped by Studio A to chat and share their great original music. The band is Elliott Noyce on mandolin, Will Moore on upright bass, Matt Nesheim on banjo, and Bill Hansen on dobro. You can hear more from the band at...


Marshall Helmberger, editor of the Ely Timberjay, has been closely following and reporting on PolyMet's proposed NorthMet mine near Hoyt Lakes. He recently learned that the lead agencies that have overseen preparation of the mine's environmental impact statement may be wrong about where...



Chapter 23: Birthday Balloons

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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Local singer/songwriter Joe Paulik's work is heavily influenced by nature and conveys his sense of connectedness to the Earth. He joined Dick and Dave Aug. 21 to talk about his music and play several tunes. You can learn more about Joe and his music...


Moon, with the constellation Auriga

Bob King ("Astrobob" blogger for Duluth News Tribune) is a favorite regular guest because he always shares such interesting, cool stuff about the stars. His conversation with Dave TerSteeg Aug. 21 is no exception. Learn about the mission to Pluto, how you can send your name to...


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Dan Hansen, a Duluth digital artist and son of Mark & Wendy Hansen of Grand Marais, has been delving into the history and meaning of numbers. His art exhibit, "Sofia," is a work of historical fiction presented as an archaeological find of the lost writings of Pythagoras. It opens...



Chapter 22: The Treehouse

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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Timmy Haus

Buck Benson and Dave TerSteeg welcomed local musician Timmy Haus to The Roadhouse Aug. 14 for fun chat and great sound. 

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Walleye
Minnows and crawlers are producing walleyes at Seagull Lake in 14 to 16 feet, Two Island Lake in 10...

Hi.  I’m Steve Robertsen, interpretation and education specialist on the Superior...
Anna's hummingbird
Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning...
Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...

The North Shore's Highway 61 hasn't always followed its current route.  In...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...

The weather outside turned frightful with the coming of September....



Growing tomatoes in the north woods can be a challenge. But the reward is great when all the...


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Lessons from Ron Heifetz adn Don Laurie's classic article, "The Work of Leadership"...

 
My, oh my, where has August gone? Entering this last weekend, it seems like we just...

We have more power than we usually tap to create our dreams, paraphrasing George Eliot, to become...

Gunflint’s August week three is complete. After a miserable few “dog days” in...



Gus relates several of his memorable encounters with wolves in this edition of...

Upper Gunflint weather has been on the pleasant side during our first August stanza. In fact,...