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Michele & Jim Miller

Hovland duo Jim and Michele Miller stopped by to share their beautiful harmonies on both cover and original tunes. 

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Country Bug

Local faves Bughouse! (Al Oikari, piano & slide guitar; Rod Dockan, guitar; John Mianowski, bass) called themselves Country Bug and were joined in Studio A by Nashville singer-songwriter-actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas for a delightful session of music and laughter. 

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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...


Dusty Heart in Studio A

Songwriters Barbara Jean and Molly Dean make up the recently-formed duo, Dusty Heart. They stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to perform at the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival. 

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courtesy The Sutter Brothers

The Sutter Brothers (Bart and Ross Sutter) blend Bart's poems and stories with Ross's music from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions for a delightfully fun and unique show. They stopped by The Roadhouse recently before performing at the Grand Marais...


Lake Superior waves

We've all heard the Earth is running out of water... but how is that measured? Is there a better way to gauge water scarcity? Dr. Kate Brauman thinks so. She's lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the Institute on the...



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...


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...



Hi.  This is Renee Frahm, visitor information specialist, with this week’s National...

Autumn is slow in coming, but changes are being made in the natural world, just not as apparent...



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

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...

The blush of fall is now fully engaged in the northwoods. The natural “east is east”...
A carefully built cairn shows the way to last week's Rainbow Gathering in Tofte
The Rainbow Gathering on the Sawbill Trail has come and gone. Most West End residents and...

It hardly seems possible we are at the half-way point of September. The northland universe will be...

Last week I mentioned that Heath Ekstrom, Superior National Golf Pro and longtime Lutsen resident,...

One full September week is into the books for Gunflint Country, and...


A young person and a very young person embarking on a BWCA Wilderness canoe trip.
A picture in the Cook County News Herald really caught my eye last week. It was a shot of Superior...

As the northland celebrates the coming of September, yours truly heads off into year fifteen of my...
Former Cook County Sheriff, John Lyght
I was surprised to hear that Tom Spence, from Schroeder, has resigned as the West End...