Arts & Culture

Spring Peeper

Magnetic North: Jeepers creepers! Have you heard those peepers?!

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where getting a decent night’s sleep can be tough if you live within earshot of a lake, pond or big puddle.


Morel Mushrooms

Of Woods And Words: On A Morel Mission

I suppose it all started when I heard that morel mushrooms are known to pop up in recently burned areas.


Shore Theater comes down in Grand Marais/photo by Stephan Hoglund

Old Shore Theater building comes down

The old Shore Theater building in downtown Grand Marais is being dismantled. Once a movie house, it closed sometime in the late sixties to early seventies and has been vacant for many years.


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Community Music Circle visits The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck welcomed Marco Good, David Grinstead, Yvonne Mills and Barb LaVigne, members of the Community Music Circle, to Studio A May 13. The Circle meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Shanty Camp above Betsy Bowen's studio in Grand Marais. New musicians are always welcome to join in.


Lake Trout

West End News May 12

Some people have asked me about what happened with the mystery that I reported last week.  A car with a canoe on top was parked in the public parking lot here at Sawbill with no people around and


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Local favorite Michael Monroe brings new songs to Studio A

Buck and Dave Seaton hosted Michael Monroe April 22 at The Roadhouse. He talked about his artist in residence program with local students, his 'log cabin concerts,' and played some great new music.


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Phil Heywood's fabulous fingerstyle guitar on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Dave Seaton hosted award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Phil Heywood in Studio A April 15 for gorgeous music and great chat.


Danielle Sosin

Duluth author Danielle Sosin talks about her latest book

Duluth author Danielle Sosin is well-known both in Minnesota and nationwide for her works of fiction, including Garden Primitives and her latest book, The Long-Shining Waters.


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Points North: A Minnesota Mountain-Climbing Adventure

The other night, I decided to climb a mountain.  Out for a walk with the dog, I drove inland from Lake Superior with no plan other than a whim to go a-wandering in the woods.  However, while


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Oh! Oh! Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra plays The Roadhouse

Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra brought their toe-tapping Scandinavian dance and vaudeville music to Studio A April 29, in advance of their April 30 appearance at the Hovland Spring Dance.