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Duluth flooding - AP Photo - Andrew Krueger

West End News: June 21

It was the talk of the town this week when the communications out of the county were cut due to the extraordinary flooding in Duluth.


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Gunflint Notebook: New Car

In this edition of Gunflint Notebook,  Steve looks at getting a new-to-me new car and being recognized by your vehicle in a small town.


Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: June 21

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a new feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show this summer!


Highway 61 (Paul Weimer/Flickr)

Roads reopen across the Northland, some remain closed

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that northbound Interstate 35 has reopened this morning between Mahtowa and Highway 210 at Carlton.


Local closures & cancellations

The Grand Marais Public Library is closed today.

High water at Rosebush Creek (Photo by Stephan Hoglund)

Heavy storms cause travel, communication problems

Recent heavy storms and steady, torrential rain are causing communications and travel problems on the North Shore and in the Duluth area.


Local closings and cancellations for Wednesday, June 20

Due to recent weather events, there are a few local closings and cancellations:

• The Grand Marais Public Library is closed for the day.

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All About Worms

Welcome to Northern Gardening!
Hosts Joan Farnam and Paula Sundet-Wolf hosted this month’s program with guests:


Joey's Random Fact

Random Fact: June 9

Cy Fortunato and Joey Chemelik are two hosts of the Saturday Youth Mix Show. Each time they host the program, Joey shares a random fact.


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Maria Nickolay on Motivation, Homeschooling & Theater

Maria Nickolay recently graduated from Cook County High School. She is an avid contributor to the Grand Marais Playhouse and spent most of her school years homeschooling.


Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show June 14

This week on the Youth Show, our theme is "motivation." What motivates us to do the things we do? In line with our theme, we have a couple great interviews this week.


Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show June 7

This week on the Youth Show, our theme was "leftfield," and we spoke with some young people from around the county who have made decisions that have been sort of out of leftfield, or out of


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - June 16th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Playing for Change founder Mark Johnson on project to bring people everywhere together through music

Bob had an inspiring conversation June 15 with Mark Johnson, Grammy-award winning sound engineer and award-winning filmmaker, about Playing for Change, the multimedia movement he founded to connect and bring peace to the world through music. "Stand by Me," featuring Roger Ridley of Santa Monica, started the project. You can see and hear this performance, and many more, here. The second annual Playing for Change Day happens all over the world Sept. 22.


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Bokashi: a fermenting process that works like compost, but without the smell...and it breaks down meat, dairy, too

Damon DeVito is managing director at Affinity Management, a Virginia company that manages golf courses and country clubs. He spoke with Buck June 15 about his company's adoption of the bokashi method for handling food waste. Affinity manages Ferncroft Country Club, the first country club in the U.S. to implement a Zero Food Waste Initiative using the bokashi process. In just a year they've diverted several tons of food from the waste stream, saved money, used the byproducts to fertilize gardens and more.


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