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Memorial Day weekend offered several opportunities to hear Chris Gillis (keyboard), Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Randy Sabien (fiddle) play around Cook County. They stopped by The Roadhouse Friday night for a preview with chat, laugh, and great, happy music. 

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Chris Gillis stopped by The Roadhouse May 22 to talk about a new museum exhibit, "Music From the Tip o' The Arrowhead," that just opened at the Cook County Historical Society. It covers everything from town hall polkas to jazz bands to...


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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist who has lived and worked on the North Shore since 1974; you might know her as the North Woods Naturalist on WTIP. She's just written, with Heidi Fischer, an amazing comprehensive environmental history of the North Shore. It's titled...


"Ukulele" by Jack Wilson, 6th Grade
"Indians in Public Art: Changing the Image" is a traveling exhibition of student art work. Seven students from the Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in Grand Portage created work for the show. In this segment, four of the students share what inspired each of their pieces. I also speak to art...

Chapter 12: Running with the Bulls

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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Tom Christensen (left) and Josh Rice
Metal sculptor Tom Christensen and assistant Josh Rice are building a new installation for the Grand Marais Library through funding by the Minnesota state Legacy fund. They talk about their new creation "Puzzle Tree" and how they work together at Last Chance...

Chapter 11: A Discovery

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Dick & Buck welcomed Ginstrings to The Roadhouse May 15 for fast-paced music with wonderful harmony. Ginstrings are: Matt Blake, bass; Gavin Haskin, mandolin; Eli Bentley, dobro; Jon Miller, guitar. Learn more at ginstrings.com or...


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Ever buy something that didn't make you as happy as you thought it would? If so, you're not alone. Dr. Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, chatted with Buck May 15 about how your consumer choices affect your happiness. Dr. Howell is the...


Sedge wren

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between...




Hi.  I’m Chris Beal, Wildlife Biologist, with this week’s edition of the...
Smallmouth bass
A jig and minnow is producing walleyes on the 12- to 14-foot rocks at Two Island Lake and 8- to...

The Patten family has lived 27 miles north of Grand Marais since establishing a homestead in 1974....

When Henry Steinbrenner formed the Kinsman Marine Transit Company on the Great Lakes in 1901, the...
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...

It was a glorious holiday weekend in Gunflint territory until the actual Memorial Day when...


Bill Hansen
 
For the last year, our Sawtooth Mountain and Grand Portage Clinics have been...

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well.  However, we hardly ever catch our own...

The Gunflint spring has been on hold since we last met on the radio. Cool to cold temps and...


Black Beach
Fishing season has been open for a couple of weeks now and reports from anglers are coming in...
Canada Goose
Welcome back to Magnetic North, where spring rains brought back many sights and sounds missing for...

When we try to suppress parts of ourselves, they get stronger.  Using the work of Roxanne Howe...
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The big day for anglers found most having to bundle up in winter...