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Gunflint Notebook

Steve Ramberg

Steve Ramberg
Steve lives on the Gunflint Trail with his family. His ongoing audio series, “Gunflint Notebook,” highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling big issues with a gentle touch. The Gunflint Notebook can be heard about twice per month on WTIP. Listen at your convenience by subscribing to a podcast.

Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.



What's On:
Inside the Metrodome, current home of the Minnesota Vikings

Gunflint Notebook: Stadiums and Money

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On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve Ramberg dares to dream big by suggesting a move for the Minnesota Vikings to Cook County. Just why couldn't we have the Vikings stadium up here?


Life off the dirt road/ Photo : Bruno Monginoux / (cc-by-nc-nd)

Gunflint Notebook: Dirt Road

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Life operates a little differently when you live in the woods off a long dirt road. In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook Steve reflects on just who he shares the road with in this neck of the woods. Turns out it’s not just cars.


Cell Phone

Gunflint Notebook: Cell Phones

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In a time when we are all so connected by technology, we can never be too sure who has access to our personal information, and Steve doesn't want to have to choose between his cell phone and protecting his personal information and right to privacy. In this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve contemplates what we're giving up when we check the box at the bottom of our cell phone contract.

Photo courtesy of Jeramey Jannene via Flickr.


Waiting for Spring

Gunflint Notebook: Waiting

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We spend much of our lives waiting: waiting to be born, waiting to get our driver's licenses in high school, waiting to register for college, and so on. In this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve contemplates the lingering in life, and what it means for each of us.

Photo courtesy of HibaHaba via Flickr.


Tree Frog

Gunflint Notebook: Limb, The Tree Frog

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On this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses the ups, downs and lessons learned from their newest family pet, Limb the tree frog.

Photo courtesy of Heidi Bakk-Hansen via Flickr.


Lefse (Lance Fisher on Wikimedia)

Gunflint Notebook: Lefse

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 On this edition of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses the memories and lessons he associates with lefse during the Christmas season.


Deer (Micky on Flickr)

Gunflint Notebook: Buck

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 In this episode of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses his lazy deerhunting habits, and reflects on how things will be year.


Election Signs

Gunflint Notebook: Elections

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 Steve Ramberg is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. In his ongoing series "Gunflint Notebook", he shares his perspectives about life on the Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota. On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve talks about getting away from the media and advertising during this election season.


Maple Hill Church by Bryan Hansel

Gunflint Notebook: Uncle Ronald

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 In this episode of Gunflint Notebook, Steve discusses the important role uncles play in our lives, and remembers special moments shared with his Uncle Ronald.


The big dock jump

Gunflint Notebook: The Dock Jump

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In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve ponders all the thought that goes into a successful summertime jump off the dock—from the cannonball to swan dives to the Michael Jackson.