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Cherokee Lake

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

(Photo courtesy of Dave and Amy's...


Floydian Slip in Studio A

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip made a return appearance on the show May 13 with great original tunes. They've been working on a new album, set to come out this summer, and they'll be back in town for Fisherman's Picnic. Floydian Slip is Andy Noyes, Jeff Kriner, Olaf Kirsten,...


"You Must Only to Love Them"

Cook County teacher and writer Ann Marie Mershon spent nine semesters teaching in Turkey. She's written a memoir of her time there, "You Must Only to Love Them: Lessons Learned in Turkey." She chatted with Dick recently about what it was like to live and teach there, what she...


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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. 

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Jonathan Thunder is a painter and digital media artist who was born on the Red Lake Reservation, raised in the Twin Cities, and currently resides in Duluth. In this segment, he shares his thoughts on dream imagery and some urban influences that have appeared in his paintings. He explains the...
Plucked Up String Band

The Plucked Up String Band (Bill Hansen, dobro; Amanda Hand, guitar & vocals; Matt Nesheim, banjo & vocals; Elliot Noyce, mandolin & vocals; Kieran Scannell, drums; and Will Moore, upright bass & vocals) stopped by Studio A shortly after their big tour. Listen for great original...


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Local historian Bill Pagel, who runs the Dylan website www.boblinks.com, has an enormous collection of Dylan memorabilia. He's chosen some of the best pieces for an exhibit titled "Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood," open through May 31 at the...


Five Minnesota cities are partnering with five award-winning German cities to explore and implement economically beneficial, climate-smart energy strategies for both. Dr. Sabine Engel, of the U of MN Institute on the Environment, is the project leader. She spoke with Dave about the project, how...



Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.

(Photo courtesy of Dave and Amy's...



Hi. I’m Cathy Peterson, business management on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts, with the...



Deane Morrison is a science writer at the...
Northern Gardening
Hosts Joan Farnam and Diane Booth will be talking about the initiatives Grand Portage is making...

The Grand Portage Passage was a long-distance sled dog race that was held from 1999...


Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Pileated woodpecker

Not too surprisingly, May is rapidly slipping away. The Ojibwe “budding flowers...


Intentional fire along the Sawbill Trail makes an eerie sight at night
The news is good in the West End this week, thanks to 400 employees returning to work at North...
Chik-Wauk
Into week two of our fifth month finds spring edging forward, seemingly with two steps forward then...
“Soon to be paved” Sawbill Trail
The Sawbill Trail has become a beehive of activity this week and the busy tourism season...

April has given way to May, and week one is into the books. The Wildersmith two are back in the...
Wild onion

I’m very excited to hear about the expansion of Fika Coffee in the Clearview complex in...


Icy Bay, Alaska
Gus recalls memorable camping trips in both Alaska and the midwest.

Gus’...
Townsend's Solitaire

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then North House Folk School in Grand Marais...