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Buck gets ready to ride the zipline by Chris Polydoroff

Roadhouse host & avid athlete Buck Benson sets off on South American bicycle adventure

Roadhouse producer Ann Possis turned the tables on Buck to learn about his upcoming adventure biking  from the equator to the tip of South America. The trip will take 4 1/2 months and require biking 6,875 miles. You can follow Buck through his blog, and we'll also provide regular updates on The Roadhouse. 


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Grand Marais native Phil Bowen named Coach of the Year in 2014 Ultiworld College Awards

Carleton College Ultimate coach Phil Bowen was recently named Coach of the Year by Ultiworld, the news site dedicated to ultimate (a team sport played with a flying disc). Dick spoke with Phil June 6 to learn about the season and how he and his team dealt with the tragedy of losing three team members in a car accident. You can read more about ultimate here.


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It's down to Duluth vs. Provo, Utah, in Outside Magazine's Best Towns contest

Duluth has beat out 62 other towns and is up against just Provo, Utah, in the Outside Magazine Best Towns Tournament. Outside Associate Editor Jonah Ogles chatted with Buck June 6 about the contest and about what makes a town a great place to live and play. You can vote for Duluth here.


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A chat with fishing guide Kelly Shepard on the eve of fishing opener

It's pretty cold and icy for fishing opener this year...local fishing guide Kelly Shepard joined Buck May 9 to talk about ice-out conditions, fishing prospects, and looking ahead to summer. You can learn more about Kelly's guide service here.


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Duluth News-Tribune's Sam Cook checks in on our long winter and what's in store for spring

Buck chatted March 7 with Sam Cook during our "Spring Forward" membership drive. They covered lots of ground including ice fishing, fat tire biking, plans for spring outdoor activities, and a coming article in the DNT about Dick Powell, who lives up on Sag.


Sunrise on the Yucatan Channel by John Amren

Grand Marais sailor John Amren offers cautionary tale...maybe winter isn't really that bad?

Local sailor John Amren has joined up with people and sailboats who needed crew for the last two winters now. He shared his adventures and misadventures with Dick Feb. 28. You can check out John's blog here.


2014 Varsity Alpine Ski Meet at Lutsen Mountains

The Cook County Vikings Varsity Alpine Ski Team Wins 2014 Meet at Lutsen Mountains

WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson had a chance to visit with Cook County skiers, coaches and parents at the Varsity Alpine Ski Meet at Lutsen Mountains on Friday, January 10, 2014. 


Dogs prepare to hit the trail of the 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race.

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is Underway!

The 2014 Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race is currently underway.  WTIP’s Cathy Quinn made a trip to Grand Portage on Saturday morning to watch the start of the race and to visit with a few o


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Polar explorer Paul Schurke follows in the steps of Shackleton

Buck spoke with polar adventurer & Ely business owner Paul Schurke about his 2012 expedition to retrace Ernest Shackleton's amazing adventure across South Georgia (Antarctica). In addition to his other talents, Paul is an excellent storyteller, and this piece includes his recounting of the famed Shackleton expedition, in which he eventually brought his entire crew home safely.


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New study launched on youth football and concussion

Football and concussions have been in the news more and more lately. Dr. Andrew Peterson of the U of Iowa Sports Medicine department joined Buck recently to talk about a new study they're undertaking on youth football and concussion. Find out about what a concussion is, why it's dangerous, and what the study is attempting to learn.