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Chapter 18: Ocean Crossing

(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)

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courtesy Wilderness Classroom

At the fall equinox, Dave & Amy Freeman will launch their canoe in the KawishiwiRiver and paddle into the Boundary Waters, where they will stay for an entire year. Dick spoke with them July 17 about why they're doing this, the logistics involved, and more. You can learn about their...


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NASA's New Horizons--the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt--ended its 9 1/2-year journey last week as the spacecraft reached Pluto and started transmitting new information back to Earth. Parke Kunkle, U of MN Bell Museum of History advisory board member, joined Dick July 17 to...


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Marlais Olmstead Brand, a Lakeville writer and wilderness educator, has written a new book, "The Hungry Coast: Fables from the North Shore of Minnesota." It's illustrated with woodcuts from Grand Marais native Noah Prinsen. Marlais spoke with Dave TerSteeg July 17 about...



Chapter 17: The Storm

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The Wrong Omar

Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar (from left, Becky Shaheen, Laura Lou, and Joey Shaheen) dropped by the station during membership drive to chat, laugh, and play some great original music. 

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courtesy Lou Pignolet

Lou Pignolet retired to Hovland about 10 years ago and took up woodturning. He's now an expert who makes gorgeous bowls and teaches at North House. He joined Buck July 10 to talk about how he got into this art and what it means to him. You can learn more and see his bowls...


courtesy Sala Architects

Architect, author & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger stopped by Studio A on a recent visit to the shore. He chatted with Dick about our beloved cabins, what makes a cabin special (as opposed to a house), and recent developments in cabin architecture. You can learn more about Dale and...



Chapter 16: Rachel's Advice

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They’re small, but they’re the bird world’s acrobats. WTIP’s Jay...


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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota...

Hi.  I’m Ali Bickford, Information Specialist at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in...
Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...

The North Shore's Highway 61 hasn't always followed its current route.  In...
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...

How to navigate busy lives without...
Wild blueberries

Gunflint area atmospheric conditions remain on the sticky side as I...



It was a week of disaster and near disaster in Tofte. 
 
Firmly in the...

Confidence is there already, what most of us need to learn is how to stop undermining...

Having reached the halfway point in July, Gunflint weather has turned frightful for the moose...


Bode, the formerly lost dog
It is not much of a surprise, but upsetting nonetheless, to hear Minnesota Power announce the...

What helps us see ourselves more clearly?  How do we grow beyond our...
Gunflint Trail Historical Society 10 Year Celebration, picture by Sally Valentini

Summer has turned the corner so to speak as daylight minutes begin to trickle away. Conditions...