A “minor” spill of industrial chemicals at Marathon, Ontario’s bankrupt pulp mill has confirmed the worst fears of municipal leaders in Canada. News of the spill was reported in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Tuesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced plans to add boundary waters lakes to its patrol area earlier this year, which made local resort owners and outfitters on border country lakes a bit nervous. Such a move would require additional licensing and add costs to doing business.
Pete Harris of Wolf Ridge Learning Center explains the role Lake Superior plays in snow creation around the region on WTIP’s AM Community Calendar. He also discusses how forest critters are impacted by deep snow and how deep the frost is so far this year.
Bob and Buck spoke Nov. 20 with Sami Rasouli, founder of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams in Iraq, whose mission is to work together for peace, unity and self-sufficiency in the face of the current violence. Sami's message is based on principles of nonviolence from the Koran. Learn more about MPT at www.mpt-iraq.org Listen to the interview.
Rob Ickes & Mike Compton, in town from Nashville for the 19th Annual Bluegrass Master's Weekend at Lutsen Resort, performed in-studio Nov. 13. Listen to the music and interview.
Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.
Ed Wood Jr., World War II veteran, spoke with Buck and Bob Nov. 6 about his war experiences and how they affected the rest of his life. Listen to the interview.
Lee Radzak, historic site manager for Split Rock Lighthouse, joined Roger Linehan and Ann Possis Oct. 30 to discuss the Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting as well as the upcoming centennial of the lighthouse in 2010. Learn more Listen to the interview.
Fairytales really do come true…or at least they will this weekend at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The Grand Marais Playhouse is presenting a special production of Cinderella starring local young people.
Don Lessard's painting of a basket of tomatoes is one of many works at the Holiday Art Underground show at Betsy Bowen's Studio.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not unallot December local government aid payments, he said in a letter sent Tuesday afternoon to city and county leaders. He said his administration intends to work with the Legislature “to formulate budget cuts that can be promptly enacted when the Legislature convenes in February.”
Bob and Buck talked with Sue Leaf Oct. 23. She's the author of "The Bullhead Queen: A Year on Pioneer Lake," a collection of meditations on places she sees every day on Pioneer Lake near Center City, Minnesota. Listen to the interview.
"Coffee, Kringla, Ole, & Lena: Samples from Scandinavian America" is a light-hearted educational exploration of contemporary Scandinavian America. William Beyer, former education, collections, and programs director for the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, spoke with Buck and Bob Oct. 16 about the film and its screening at North House Folk School.
Dan Philippon, editor of "Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota's Wild Places," joined the Roadhouse hosts to talk about his new book and why it's important to appreciate and preserve our wild places. Learn more about the book. Listen to the interview.
Ann Johnson, faculty advisor to the U of MN student team competing in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, talked with Buck and Bob Sept. 25 about the project. For more information about the Solar Decathlon, go to www.solardecathlon.com Listen to the interview.