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Dogs prepare to hit the trail of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race.

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is Underway!

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is currently underway.  WTIP’s Cathy Quinn made a trip to Grand Portage on Saturday morning to watch the start of the race and to visit with a few o


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Polar explorer Paul Schurke follows in the steps of Shackleton

Buck spoke with polar adventurer & Ely business owner Paul Schurke about his 2012 expedition to retrace Ernest Shackleton's amazing adventure across South Georgia (Antarctica). In addition to his other talents, Paul is an excellent storyteller, and this piece includes his recounting of the famed Shackleton expedition, in which he eventually brought his entire crew home safely.


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New study launched on youth football and concussion

Football and concussions have been in the news more and more lately. Dr. Andrew Peterson of the U of Iowa Sports Medicine department joined Buck recently to talk about a new study they're undertaking on youth football and concussion. Find out about what a concussion is, why it's dangerous, and what the study is attempting to learn.


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Following up with Jason Zabokrtsky, who succesfully bushwhacked from Atikokan to Ely in 15 days

Dick checked back in with Jason Zabokrtsky of Ely, who just finished an overland adventure from Atikokan to Ely, 90 miles or so of bushwhacking with the occasional swim thrown in. Learn how he felt, what gear he found most useful, and more.


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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.