Arts & Culture

Swing Dancing

Salsa, swing, polka and more: Ann and Wayne Russ share 15 years of teaching dance in Cook County

Whether it’s polka, salsa, or swing, Ann and Wayne Russ can dance—and teach—it all.


January Sunset, Grand Portage Bay by Travis Novitsky

Ojibwe elder shares the meaning of legends

The telling of legends has long had an important role in Anishinaabe culture.


Full Moon

Magnetic North: Moonstruck By Spring

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the color white still dominates the ground around us, reflecting the sun and moon even as it melts quietly into springtime.


Irish Flag

Of Woods And Words: Cultural Identity, Northeastern Minnesota Style

Once upon a time, back in my short-lived Girl Scout days, the topic of our weekly meeting centered around cultural identity.


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James Moors plays Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed James Moors back to The Roadhouse Mar. 11 for original songs and gorgeous guitar.


Goats and Chickens

Magnetic North: Death By Hanging Basket

Winter was hungrier than usual this year. Our well-stocked woodshed is nearly bare. So too the hay storage garage.


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Max Bichel & Pete Kavanaugh play Studio A

Pete Kavanaugh on guitar, and Max Bichel on violin, visited The Roadhouse for a delightful session of music and chatter March 4 with Bob and Ann.


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The untold history of how the land of the Dakota & Ojibwe became the State of Minnesota

Bob spoke March 4 with Mary Lethert Wingerd, author of "North Country: The Making of Minnesota," the story of Minnesota's true origins that have often been ignored in favor of a far more romantic legend.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

West End News March 3

I've noticed that many people are starting to feel cranky about winter.


Tree Frog

Gunflint Notebook: Limb, The Tree Frog

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