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Jason Wussow
Jason Wussow is the owner of Beaner's Central coffee house in Duluth, where for the following week, bands from Northern Minnesota and beyond will be playing every night as part of the 16th annual One Week Live concert series. Wussow talks about how the series began, who will be performing,...
Fred Anderson

Local musician Fred Anderson revisited The Roadhouse the weekend of Radio Waves. Listen for his beautiful guitar on both originals and covers. 

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Peatlands are very efficient at storing carbon

If you're like most people, you don't know a whole lot about peatlands. But it turns out they're very important to the planet's health and to countering climate change. Jeremy Hance of St. Paul, a science writer for Ensia...


Douglas Wood's latest book

Douglas Wood, longtime wilderness guide, is also a prolific author, perhaps best known for his first book, "Old Turtle." Now he's out with a memoir about the mysteries of the natural world, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters." He talked with CJ about the book and what he hopes to...


The Thread with Will Moore
Longtime Nashville musicians Tyler Boydstun and Caitlin Nichol-Thomas team up at last to form The Thread. The duo combines Boydstun's heavy guitar and drums with Nichol-Thomas' fiery fiddle playing to create a soulful sound that breathes life and power into the spectrum of Americana. They...
Fall Colors (Photo by Bryan Hansel)
We are near the peak of the fall colors, as according to the Minnesota DNR, the leaves typically...
Lake Superior
In 2016, University of Minnesota Prof. Mae Davenport from the Department of Forest Resources and...
Albert Bally in WWI uniform
On April 7, 1917, the United States responded to three years of uncertainty and aggression by...
Isle Royale
Tom McCann is the geographic information system manager for the US Forest Service at the Gunflint...

Hi.  I’m Renee Frahm, administration assistant, with this week’s National Forest...
Blister rust
The topic this month is 'Insect and Disease: Pests in our forest and backyards'. Guests...
Moose in Superior National Forest
An estimated 42 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa...

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...
Fall Colors by Bill via Flickr
Clare Shirley is traveling this week, so she called in the second string to present the West End...
Canada geese - Shaun Whiteman via Flickr
The Smiths are back from a run to Iowa for a visit with family. Quick as the trip was, I barely...
Fall color
Gunflint territory has been living “Indian Summer” at its best as I begin this...
wooley bear caterpillar - Richard Droker, Flickr.jpg
Could it be a geriatric thing as these wonderful days along the Gunflint seem to go by so fast?...
The Pie Social at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is Sunday
The spectaculars of September in border country has yours truly heading off into year 16 of...
Northwoods Volunteer Connection
Clare Shirley owns and runs Sawbill Canoe Outfitters at the end of the Sawbill Trail in Tofte with...
The baby loon at Chik-Wauk Nature Center is now as large as its mother
The hullabaloo in the heavens is in the rearview mirror and September is bearing down on the Trail...
Hummingbird
As August passed the halfway mark on the calendar, our north woods splendor has extended into yet...