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Chapter 12: Running with the Bulls

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Tom Christensen (left) and Josh Rice
Metal sculptor Tom Christensen and assistant Josh Rice are building a new installation for the Grand Marais Library through funding by the Minnesota state Legacy fund. They talk about their new creation "Puzzle Tree" and how they work together at Last Chance...

Chapter 11: A Discovery

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Dick & Buck welcomed Ginstrings to The Roadhouse May 15 for fast-paced music with wonderful harmony. Ginstrings are: Matt Blake, bass; Gavin Haskin, mandolin; Eli Bentley, dobro; Jon Miller, guitar. Learn more at ginstrings.com or...


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Ever buy something that didn't make you as happy as you thought it would? If so, you're not alone. Dr. Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, chatted with Buck May 15 about how your consumer choices affect your happiness. Dr. Howell is the...


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Burt Neuborne, a civil liberties specialist who has argued many cases before the Supreme Court, believes the Court has misinterpreted the original intent of the First Amendment by not considering it within the text of the Bill of Rights as a whole. He spoke with Dick May 15 about this idea,...


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DNT outdoors editor Sam Cook joined us from the road, on his way to the Governor's Fishing Opener on Lake Vermilion. He and Buck chatted about the opener and Sam shared some great stories from seasons past. You can find Sam's outdoors reporting...


Canoeing in the BWCA Wilderness in November

What do these three words, inch, deal and peg, have in common? You might be able to answer more quickly if you've been spending time outdoors--it turns out that time in nature can actually enhance your brain function. Dr. Frank Ferraro, a psychology professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University,...


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Journalist and MPR host Cathy Wurzer and educator Bruce Kramer embarked on a series of broadcast conversations as Bruce dealt with ALS, about how facing death can transform one's outlook on life. "We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying," is the remarkable book that came out of...


Canada Warbler

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between...



I’m Amber Humphrey, Information Specialist, with this week’s edition of the National...


Crankbaits
A jig and minnow or crankbaits are turning walleyes in 12 to 15 feet on Cascade and Poplar lakes,...

The Patten family has lived 27 miles north of Grand Marais since establishing a homestead in 1974....

When Henry Steinbrenner formed the Kinsman Marine Transit Company on the Great Lakes in 1901, the...
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...

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well.  However, we hardly ever catch our own...

The Gunflint spring has been on hold since we last met on the radio. Cool to cold temps and...


Black Beach
Fishing season has been open for a couple of weeks now and reports from anglers are coming in...
Canada Goose
Welcome back to Magnetic North, where spring rains brought back many sights and sounds missing for...

When we try to suppress parts of ourselves, they get stronger.  Using the work of Roxanne Howe...
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The big day for anglers found most having to bundle up in winter...


Jenna (Latz) Wagner moments before surgery to donate her kidney
When she grew up in Lutsen, Jenna Latz, daughter of Jeff and Anna Latz, was an active and...
Woodcock
The American woodcock is a spring visitor in the north woods...a chubby little bird with a...