Arts & Culture

Pete Kavanaugh

Pete Kavanaugh, unplugged, on The Roadhouse

Pete Kavanaugh brought his acoustic guitar to Studio A June 3 for a chat with Dave Seaton and Buck Benson. Listen to his gorgeous guitar work.


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The Sam Miltich Trio brings jazz to Studio A

The Sam Miltich Trio stopped by The Roadhouse June 3 to chat with Dave Seaton about music, family, and more, and share a few songs.


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Hovland musician Jim Miller plays Studio A

Jim Miller, Hovland musician and member of the band Blueberry Jam, brought his guitar to The Roadhouse May 27 to chat with Bob and play a few tunes.


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U of MN Prof. Anatoly Liberman hot on the trail of disputed words

Linguistics expert and Oxford University Press blogger Prof. Anatoly Liberman spoke with Bob May 27 about his ongoing dictionary project to find the real origin of nearly 1,000 disputed English words.


L-R: Tony Goldenstein, Lisa Shafer, Scott Gay, Christy Maxfield.

West End News June 2

Love was in the air in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  On Friday, I saw a young couple that became engaged while on a canoe trip out of Sawbill


Andy and The Wood by Ada Igoe

Of Woods and Words: Woodpile Status Symbols

We started worrying about our woodpile long before winter came. It was the first winter the cabin has been used all season and no one was quite sure how the little house would hold its heat.


USFS Wilderness Ranger Brandee Wenzel at Rose Lake Falls in the BWCAW

Behind the Work: Brandee Wenzel

Brandee Wenzel is a Wilderness Ranger in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


Taking Down the Old Theater/Stephan Hoglund

Buck Benson remembers the old Shore Theater

The old Shore Theater building in downtown Grand Marais is being dismantled.


Gentlemen Hall - (West End native Jacob Michael - center)

West End News May 26

Everyone was excited last weekend by the appearance of West End native Jacob Michael on the Billboard Music Awards program, viewed by many millions of people worldwide.  As I reported last week,


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Gunflint Notebook: Cell Phones

In a time when we are all so connected by technology, we can never be too sure who has access to our personal information, and Steve doesn't want to have to choose between his cell phone and