Community & Culture

Buck gets ready to ride the zipline by Chris Polydoroff

Roadhouse producer Ann Possis turned the tables on Buck to learn about his upcoming adventure biking  from the equator to the tip of South America. The trip will take 4 1/2 months and require biking 6,875 miles. You can follow Buck through his...


Cascade River
Ann Possis spoke July 25 with Dr. Karen Gran, a geology professor at UMD, about North Shore rivers and their history, and what can be seen and learned about how that history affects these rivers today. She gave a presentation the next day at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in...
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Buck & Dick welcomed Staci Stringer (vocals) & Ryan Cihlar (vocals & ukulele), the duo known as Cherry Dirt, to the studio July 18 for wonderful music.. including some great yodeling. You can learn more about them on...


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Dick welcomed the executive director of the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation, Beth Waterhouse, to the show July 18.  She told the story of how Ober came to know and love the border wilderness area, and how he fought to protect it. His island in Rainy Lake, Mallard Island, is now a study and...


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Leslie Quick Pedersen & Dan Quick stopped by The Roadhouse July 18 to talk with Buck about their dad, Birney Quick, an artist and instructor who founded the Grand Marais Art Colony, Minnesota's longest-lived art colony. They share delightful stories about the early days of the art...


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The Wrong Omar joined Buck & Dick July 11 during membership drive for great music, fun conversation, and general hilarity. You can find the band's website here.

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Northern Lights by Tom Spence

One of our favorite Roadhouse guests, Bob King (aka Astrobob), joined Dick July 11 to catch up on what's new in the sky and how best to see it. You can find his blog (on the Duluth News Tribune website) here. 

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How do you feed a six-person crew on a three-year mission to Mars? Buck spoke July 11 with Dr. Grace Douglas, project scientist on Advanced Food Technology at NASA, about the challenges and considerations in creating and optimizing food for people working and living in extreme...


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Buck and Dick welcomed Annie Mack to The Roadhouse July 4. Her music mixes gospel, blues, roots, country and soul to tell rich stories. Her husband Paul O'Sullivan accompanied her on guitar. Annie performed the next evening with her entire band at the ACA in Grand Marais. You can learn more...


Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...



Hi.  I’m Nancy Larson, District Ranger for the Gunflint Ranger District with this...
Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...


Andrew and Alma Hedstrom
Andrew and Alma Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Lumber in 1914.  In this edition of WTIP's...
Ollar Snevets' Headstone at Maple Hill Cemetary
Noel Ollor Snevets was born on May 26, 1896 in Michigan.  He spent much of his adult life...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than ten years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio manager at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Red Squirrel (Bob MacInnes / Flikr)
            Summer has stepped up, though not with a vengeance, while...

As Cindy and I stood at our patio doors at 3:30 in the morning on Tuesday, I thought, “Here...
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It turns out the stress is not so bad for you as long as you dont think it is bad for you....
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What does it take to change?  A few stories of...
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Edgar Schein is an acclaimed writer and MIT professor. His most recent book is entitled Humble...
Mosquito
Upper Gunflint weather conditions calmed some over the past week. The wash-out rains of the week...

Pastor Deborah Lunde has announced her resignation as minister of Zoar Lutheran Church in...

The “half way moon” will be beaming down on the territory this weekend. Seeing we are...