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The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads, Minneapolis blues/rock/jam band, joined Dave and Dick for great music in Studio A. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here

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Aug. 25 marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Dick spoke with Professor Michael Tarrant, who believes the parks are significant because they add to our Gross National Happiness. Tarrant studies natural resources and suggests that there are other important  indicators of...


courtesy North Star Press

Tim McDonnell grew up on the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been writing about wilderness for years. He joined Dick to talk about his latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," which he calls a 'why-do' guide exploring the spiritual side of the...


Pete Kavanaugh

Favorite local musician Pete K stopped by the studios to share a great mix of originals and covers. You can learn more about Pete's music and schedule here.

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The basic idea of the circular economy is that in production, nothing should be wasted, and everything at the end of its life should be made into something else. Dave talked with Nathaniel Springer, an economist in the U of MN Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, to learn more....



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...


Fall 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...


Jim McGowan in Studio A

Musician Jim McGowan brought his guitar to Studio A last week for delightful music and fun chatter. You can often hear him at Cascade Lodge Pub in Lutsen.

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courtesy Journey 4 Renewal

Four young women set out from Seagull Lake May 29 to canoe to Hudson Bay. Called Journey 4 Renewal, the trip was a fundraiser for Wilderness Canoe Base. Two of the paddlers, Tessa Larson and Steph Branchaud, joined Dave to share stories about the trip and its joys and challenges. You can learn...



Hi.  This is Nancy Larson, district ranger on the Gunflint Ranger District, with the Superior...

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota...

Hi. This is Joe Mundell, timber sales administrator on the...



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...

My, oh my, August along the Gunflint has almost slipped away, barely noticed. Seeing September 2016...
Historic Ranger Dwelling, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the U. S. Forest Service Tofte District compound

The U.S. Forest Service is holding a public open house at the historic...


Schoodic Point
Acadia National Park is located along the coast of Maine. Gus worked at Acadia as a Park Ranger,...
Gunflint Volunteers at the Woodchippers Hall

The Gunflint Trail is alive with summer visitors as we head into...


Some of Ontario's finest junior cross country skiers, relaxing at the Tofte General Store after a 20 mile roller skiing workout

Earlier this week, I was on the town run from Sawbill to Tofte. I had been driving on the brand...



As autumn rounds the bend, the “magnetic north” continues its attraction. Wilderness...
Camp Finland kids study rare dragonflies
Birch Grove Community School invites one and all to their annual open house. This year it is on...

The Wildersmith two are back in the woods once again. It’s great to be home to the...