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Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook talks chilly fishing opener

Sam Cook, outdoors editor at the Duluth News Tribune and a regular Roadhouse guest, chatted with Dave on the eve of this year's fishing opener. 


Mike's bike in Peru

Local craftsman Mike Senty on his six-week tour of Peru by motorbike

Local craftsman Mike Senty spent six weeks this winter touring Peru by motorbike. He joined Dick to chat about his adventure with the roads and people of Peru.


Lonnie Dupre

Lonnie Dupre to tackle Begguya (Mt. Hunter) in Denali National Park

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre stopped by Studio A April 8 to chat with Dave about his next adventure--climbing Begguya, the steepest and most technical of the three great peaks in Denali National Park. He talked about his team, the challenges involved, and much more. You can follow his journey, which begins April 22, here.


Madison Roy handles the puck for the North Shore Storm

The goals of a North Shore hockey captain

The season is winding down for the North Shore Storm girls’ hockey team this year. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story about the team’s captain, Madison Roy.


Photo courtesy of Cook County High School

Cook County Vikings Volleyball Team on to State!

The Cook County Vikings volleyball team is heading to the state tournament Thursday after defeating the Carlton Bulldogs in 4 sets at Duluth Denfield Saturday afternoon.


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DNT Outdoors Editor Sam Cook chats with Buck one last time

Duluth News Tribune Outdoors Editor Sam Cook is a longtime favorite Roadhouse guest and friend of Buck's. He called in for Buck's last show, and they reminisced, told great stories, and managed to cover some outdoors topics, too. You can read Sam's work at www.duluthnewstribune.com.


"Windbound" courtesy Stephen Brede

Michigan man on final leg of Great Lakes canoeing adventure

Stephen Brede of Petoskey, Mich. has a life goal to canoe around all five Great Lakes. Dick caught up with him July 30, when he was windbound on an island near Rossport, Ontario, and talked with him about the why and how of his adventure. You can learn more about Stephen and follow his progress here


Professional logrollers

The North Shore Rollers host the Minnesota State Logrolling Championships

The Minnesota State Logrolling Championships will take place in downtown Grand Marais on Saturday, August 1.


All community members welcome at the Tennis Block Party on June 6

WTIP spoke to Lee Bergstrom, president of the Cook County Tennis Association, and Emily Marshall of the Cook County YMCA about the upcoming Tennis Block Party.


Walleye close-up and personal

New smartphone app lets you help with fisheries management

A new app called iFish Forever allows anglers to anonymously share their catch info, in support of cutting-edge research and responsible management. Prof. Paul Venturelli of the U of MN department of fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology, helped create the app. He spoke with Dick May 29 about how it works and why it will help the DNR and other entities make better decisions.