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Lindsay Gault, taking a break from his epic bike ride

New Zealand biker stops in Grand Marais on trip from Arctic Circle, via the Pacific, to Nova Scotia

Lindsay Gault of New Zealand is bicycling from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic, with a stop at the Pacific, to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. He's a friend of local cyclist/adventurer/former Roadhouse host Buck Benson, and stopped in Grand Marais to visit. CJ sat down with Lindsay to find out more. You can read his blog here. 


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Secrets for successfully packing ice cream for the trail, revealed

Kassondra Cloos is associate editor of SNEWS (publication of the outdoor gear industry), as well as a freelance writer. She recently had an article in Backpacker Magazine about her experiments with bringing ice cream on hiking and camping trips. She joined Dave to share her secrets for success. You can learn more about Kassondra's work and writing here.


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Roadhouse checks in with Denny Caneff, new Superior Hiking Trail Association executive director

Denny Caneff is the new executive director of the Superior Hiking Trail Association, coming to the shore by way of Madison, Wisc., where he led the River Alliance of Wisconsin. CJ chatted with him about his new role, what he sees as the biggest challenges and assets of the trail, and much more. You can learn more about the trail and the SHTA here.


Mike Stout

Prior Lake man paddles across Lake Superior solo, no support boat

Mike Stout of Prior Lake recently crossed the Big Lake alone in his kayak, something few people ever do. He chatted with CJ about why he wanted to do it, and what the 70-mile, 27 1/2-hour trip was like. 


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International Yacht Race returns to Grand Marais

One of the oldest annual boat races on Lake Superior, the International Yacht Race, returned to Grand Marais last weekend. Dave chatted with Bob VanderPloeg, fleet captain of the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, about the race and its challenges and pleasures.


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REI launches Force of Nature effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors

Outdoor co-op REI recently launched a comprehensive effort to promote gender equity in the outdoors. CJ spoke with Bloomington flagship store manager Brian Harrow about the effort, what REI is trying to achieve, and why it's important. You can learn more about their efforts here.


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Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook on getting kids into the outdoors

Longtime Duluth News Tribune columnist and frequent Roadhouse guest Sam Cook chatted with CJ recently. This time, it was about the importance and magic of introducing young people to the outdoors. You can follow Sam's columns here


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Bystander CPR can make big difference in outcome for drowning victims

When bystanders start CPR on a drowning victim before emergency personnel arrive, the victim has a better chance of a more complete recovery. That's the conclusion of a study led by Dr. Joshua Tobin, a medical school professor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Tobin joined Dave to talk about CPR, how simple it is, why it's important, and much more. In Cook County, CPR classes are offered at the YMCA, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, and some volunteer fire departments.


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Local guide Joe Carlson talks opening weekend

Local fishing guide Joe Carlson, who owns Joe's Inland Fishing, stopped by for a quick chat with Roadhouse producer Ann Possis in advance of the weekend's opening of fishing season. 


 

MN Wild team curator talks hockey history

Dave grabbed the chance to talk all things hockey history with Roger Godin, team curator for the Minnesota Wild, who before that was director and curator of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth.