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Kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West...and back? Daniel Alvarez checks in

Daniel Alvarez, a former corporate lawyer, started kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West in June 2012. He liked it so much that when he arrived, he decided to paddle all the way back. Dick chats with Daniel about the adventure and Daniel's lovely writing about it, which you can find here. Daniel joined us Oct. 18 from Baudette, Minn., so his journey is nearly over.


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Bushwhack from Atikokan to Ely? Ely outfitter's adventure through the Quetico & BWCAW

Jason Zabokrtsky, owner of Ely Outfitting Company, set off Oct. 11 to bushwhack from Atikokan, Ontario to Ely. No watercraft is involved. Learn how, and why, in this conversation with Dick Swanson. You can follow his progress here.


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British adventurer Sarah Outen circling the globe by kayak, rowboat & bicycle

Sarah Outen, a young British adventurer, is circling the globe by herself under her own power. She calls her expedition London 2 London  Via the World, and recently became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska. Buck caught up with her Oct. 7 to learn more about her 2 1/2-year-long project.


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Grand Marais paddler Keith Morris makes 100-mile kayak journey in 24 hours

Keith Morris made an epic kayak journey recently, traveling 100 miles from Fall Lake in Ely to his cabin on Poplar Lake, in a kayak he built himself. Hear his conversation with Dick Swanson, and learn all about it.


 

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe mixes sports & activism

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe chatted with Buck recently about football, marriage equality, and lots more. He just joined the Raiders after being let go by the Vikes.


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Adam Harju, North Shore Bike Guy, talks biking in Cook County

Adam Harju, the "North Shore Bike Guy," stopped in to Studio A May 24 to talk all things bike. He does bike trail building, event promotion, advocacy for cycling, and more. Pedaling at Pincushion is June 1; the Lutsen 99er race is June 29.


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Author Melody Swenson on her new book about boys' basketball in northeastern MN

Bob chatted recently with Melody Swenson, author of "Champions of Minnesota's Arrowhead: Boys Basketball State Tournament Teams." The book is very thorough, full of interesting stories and facts, and is a must for high-school basketball enthusiasts in our region. You can learn more about it here.


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Duluth News-Tribune's Sam Cook on this year's (icy?) fishing opener

Buck welcomed Duluth News-Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook to The Roadhouse May 3, where they talked about fishing openers past and present, and lots more.


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Everything you wanted to know about the MN Twins for 2013

Buck chatted Apr. 2 with Kevin Smith, director of communications & broadcasting for the Twins, about the previous day's home opener (at 34 degrees...), the team's chances this year, and much more.


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Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Drag Races

The Cook County Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club hosted an afternoon of drag racing on Devils Track Lake Saturday afternoon.  Cathy Quinn was on the ice to talk with organizers and racers about the e