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Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele talks safety & ethics in the woods

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we checked in with Kurt Steele, district ranger for the Tofte district of the U.S. Forest Service. He talked with Dick about safety, ethics, permits, and much more.


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Ideas for staying safe in the woods

The beginning of summer seems like a great time to revisit safety in the woods. Tom Suter, wilderness trail director for the Border Route Trail Association, joined Ann Possis to discuss what gear to carry, various types of technologies available for location and communication, and more. You can learn more about the Border Route Trail here.


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30th anniversary of the Superior Hiking Trail--celebration & reflection

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Superior Hiking Trail, a 310-mile footpath following the ridgeline above Lake Superior. Superior Hiking Trail Association Director Gayle Coyer chatted with Dick about creating and maintaining this local treasure. You can learn more about the Trail or get involved in the association here.


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Our Shores Run: Three friends run around Lake Superior for the love of the lake

Three young friends, Andy Butter, Evan Flom, and Allissa Stutte, are running around Lake Superior this summer--that's about 1,300 miles. They started May 20 in Ashland, Wisc., and stopped by the WTIP studios when they arrived in Grand Marais June 3. They chatted with Dick and Dave about what they hope to accomplish, how it's going so far, and how a baby carriage makes it all work. You can learn more and follow their trip here.


"Let's Go Fishing!"

"Let's Go Fishing!" -- it's a keeper

Eric Dregni's latest book, "Let's Go Fishing! Fish Tales from the North Woods," is a celebration of the sport of fishing in the northland. Dave chatted with Eric recently about the book, which features dozens of photos and historical images, and many great stories. You can find it at bookstores everywhere. Eric will talk about and sign his book June 11, 10:30 a.m., at the Grand Marais Public Library.


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Four women canoeing from Seagull Lake to Hudson Bay--learn all about Journey 4 Renewal

Four women (Steph Branchaud, Chelsea Froemke, Tessa Larson & Whitney Vogel) set out May 29 from Seagull Lake with plans to canoe all the way to Hudson Bay, about 1,239 miles over some very tough terrain. Dick caught up with them a few days before they left to learn more about their hopes for this trip to benefit Wilderness Canoe Base--and about challenges as well. You can follow Journey 4 Renewal here.


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Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook talks chilly fishing opener

Sam Cook, outdoors editor at the Duluth News Tribune and a regular Roadhouse guest, chatted with Dave on the eve of this year's fishing opener. 


Mike's bike in Peru

Local craftsman Mike Senty on his six-week tour of Peru by motorbike

Local craftsman Mike Senty spent six weeks this winter touring Peru by motorbike. He joined Dick to chat about his adventure with the roads and people of Peru.


Lonnie Dupre

Lonnie Dupre to tackle Begguya (Mt. Hunter) in Denali National Park

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre stopped by Studio A April 8 to chat with Dave about his next adventure--climbing Begguya, the steepest and most technical of the three great peaks in Denali National Park. He talked about his team, the challenges involved, and much more. You can follow his journey, which begins April 22, here.


Madison Roy handles the puck for the North Shore Storm

The goals of a North Shore hockey captain

The season is winding down for the North Shore Storm girls’ hockey team this year. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this story about the team’s captain, Madison Roy.