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3/3 Live from Studio A: Slamming Doors

Adam Herman fronts this Iron Range roots-rock band, who are releasing their second album, St. John's Dance . We caught up with the band and found out what they've been up to since their last visit when members joined us in the studio on March 3, 2017. They had a CD release show the next night at Pizza Luce in Duluth.

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©Nicole Modeen/The Duluth Playhouse Childen's Theatre

Radio Theatre - Duluth is so cool we have rush lines, too

If you're hoping to get in to see the Duluth Playhouse's production of Disney's The Lion King JR. , well, Duluth has sold out shows just like the Big Cities ... and rush lines (or lists), too.

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The Basement Best Bets 3/24

Mar 24, 2017

Todd Eckart, The Legendary Hell Puppies, Isreal, Crescent Moon, The Fractals, The Jane Gang, Mark Anderson Trio, and Dirty Guitars
Rockabilly, Surf, Funk, and Jazz All In One Wild Eleven Hour Event
Izzy's BBQ Lounge & Grill
Saturday, March 25 | 12PM-1AM | 21+ | Free

Abe Curran & the Blue Rooster with DJ Funk Source
Rock/New Folk/Psychedelia/Jam
The Red Herring
Friday, March 24 | 6PM | 21+ | Free

Bea Ojakangas has written a lot of cookbooks over the years ... and delivered a lot of talks about it.

In fact, one of those talks, called "Cooking Up A Book," prompted the University of Minnesota Press to ask for this new book: a memoir (with recipes).

Forever Home 3/23

Mar 23, 2017

Moose | Animal Allies

Moose is an orange and white Domestic Longhair who is 6 years old. He came to us from a previous home and is now looking for his new loving home! Moose and Blackie are a solid pair. Where they go one, they go all. Moose is a timid, gentle fellow who desires a low key place to call home. 

Lily | Animal Allies

Over the next few weeks I will be covering the senior art students in the UMD School of Fine Arts as they share their final exhibitions before graduation in the spring.  Currently in the Tweed Museum of Art is Nevada Littlewolf's "This is What Democracy Looks Like.

Opening Tuesday March 28th is a show of ceramic sculpture from artist Erica Kachinske in a show "called "Innermost,  about queer people and the space they take up."

KUMD Album Review: Rachael Kilgour

Mar 22, 2017
Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour | Rabbit in the Road

Minnesota native, Rachael Kilgour explores unmarked territory in her latest release Rabbit in the Road. Known for her lyrics on social issues, Kilgour puts her activism on hold and searches inward for cathartic release after a failed marriage.

©Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

It's mud season.

Which has Minnesotans thinking about spring which has them thinking about summer which has them thinking about being outside.

This year, the Minnesota State Parks and Trails unveil a new park, a new bison, and a variety of times and places to get yourself seriously sticky.

©John Krumm

John Doberstein says he cringes when the conversation becomes "What's better?  Good mining jobs or tourism jobs paying minimum wage?"

In fact, the Duluth for Clean Water organizer has gone on the record more than once saying he rejects the ideas that it's "jobs v. the environment" or "the Iron Range v. the Cities."

Doberstein isn't afraid of tough conversations - he just wants them to start - and focus on - what brings people together, and one of those things, he believes, are good-paying jobs that allow people to live, work and raise families in the Northland.

Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Tens of thousands of animal welfare documents were removed from the USDA's website at the beginning of February, and although some have been reposted, local and national animal welfare advocates continue to press the USDA to restore them.

The USDA maintains the records were removed in an ongoing effort to "balance the need for transparency with rules protecting individual privacy." 

The Animal Welfare Act oversees research labs, zoos, circuses and animal breeders: almost eight thousand facilities.

  For Women's History Month KUMD celebrates Minnesota women using their strength to empower us all. Today we honor the contributions of, Anne Bertram; Executive Director of Theatre Unbound: Minneapolis.


 KUMD celebrates Women's History Month with a daily post about women in Minnesota whose work paves the way to equity.  Today we honor, Hannah Jensen Kempfer; one of the first women elected to MN Legislature.


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Rachael Kilgour

KUMD Album Review: Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour | Rabbit in the Road Minnesota native, Rachael Kilgour explores unmarked territory in her latest release Rabbit in the Road . Known for her lyrics on social issues, Kilgour puts her activism on hold and searches inward for cathartic release after a failed marriage.

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