Community & Culture

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A new study to appear in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Consumer Research finds that uncertainty can be rewarding...specifically, that people put more effort into winning an uncertain reward. The lead author of the study, Dr. Ayelet Fishbach of the University of Chicago Booth School of...


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Dr. Carol Johnston is a professor of ecology at South Dakota State University who just received a National Science Foundation grant to compile her years of research on how beavers have affected the ecosystem at Voyageurs National Park. She talked with Dave TerSteeg Oct. 17 about how and why...


Michael Monroe performing with a Seaton guitar. Photo: Nick Wosika

Dave TerSteeg & Ann Possis welcomed local singer-songwriter Michael Monroe to The Roadhouse Oct. 17 for music and chat. Michael just released a new CD, "Call of the Moose." You can learn more about his music and performance schedule...


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Dick Swanson & Bob Carter welcomed The Barley Jacks to The Roadhouse Oct. 10 for great music that combines elements  of bluegrass,  blues, Celtic, and more. The Barley Jacks are Brian Wicklund, Joe Cruz, Kevin Rowe, and Joel Arpin. You can learn more about them and their...


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Steele Lorenz, a 2010 graduate of the U of MN Carlson School of Management, co-founded MyRain, a business that helps small farmers in India become more profitable and use natural resources more efficiently. He talked with Dick Oct. 10 about the company's mobile irrigation system, how the...


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Bob Carter chatted with Marc Abrahams, editor of "Annals of Improbable Research, " about the 2014 Ig Nobel prizes recently awarded at Harvard University. Research topics included the physics of stepping on a banana skin, the brain qualities of people who see Jesus in toast, and...


Night Sky

One of our favorite regular guests, Bob King of the Duluth News Tribune, chatted with Dave TerSteeg Oct. 3 about meteors and much more. A lunar eclipse is coming early Wednesday morning, Oct. 8.  You can read Bob's Astrobob blog...


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Dr. Bin He, a biomedical engineering professor at the U of MN, spoke with Dick Oct. 3 about his latest research showing that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation...


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Randy Eastlund & Matthew Brown welcomed Pete Kavanaugh to Studio A Sept. 26 for fun chat and great guitar. You can learn more about Pete's music and performance schedule here. 

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Tamarack fall color (Larix laricina)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...


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Deane Morrison is a science writer at...




Hi again; this is Matt Riederer, Timber Sale Administrator for the Tofte Ranger District,...
Joseph Jr., Carrie, Ella and Edith Mayhew

Edith Mayhew was the daughter of Joseph Mayhew, Grand Marais' first lighthouse keeper. ...


Lighthouse Keeper's House in Grand Marais
Ella Mayhew was the daughter of Joseph Mayhew, Grand Marais' first lighthouse keeper.  In...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than ten years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio manager at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Snow Buntings
As I forecast last week, some swell sunny days have sprung forth from the leaden skies of our first...

If you have even a passing interest in music, there is an event coming up at Lutsen Resort that you...

Just past the full, “falling leaves” moon, the upper Gunflint territory has experienced...

‘Tis the season for your annual flu shot and, as usual, the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is...

Sunny finds ways to deal with too much zucchini, and remembers a special rainy night with...

Gus remembers a favorite uncle who loved trout fishing and pro wrestling.

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Kindness in Action
Kindness in action means we start with ourselves.  How can we be a bit less harsh and more...
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Kindness has a huge positive impact on both ourselves and our...