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Lincoln Park Middle School teachers: what are parents' hopes and dreams for their kids?

It's not that the teachers at Lincoln Park's new middle school are locked away in their ivory towers. It's just that the brand-new building is at the end of a mile-long uphill drive. And it's not on the city bus route. That means for some parents of Lincoln Park students, many of whom don't have cars, getting to school for parent-teacher conferences or other activities can be a challenge. One solution? Send the teachers out to meet the students and their families - in the student's home.

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2/15 Live From Studio A: Chase Down Blue

This Duluth quartet's folk/rock sound has evolved in a post-rock direction on their latest album, Red V . They joined us in the studio on February 15, 2017 for a preview of their release show at Karpele's Manuscript Museum .

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Backyard Almanac - forget the groundhog; Larry Weber says early spring

Larry says the weekend's predicted mild temperatures are perfect for seeing melty "tree circles" around deciduous trees, bright red red osier dogwood, pussy willow and quaking aspen buds and maybe even a horned lark. Meanwhile ... the maple sap is flowing!

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The Basement is a Proud Sponsor of the Blush Fundraiser with Brain Bugs, Chase Down Blue, and Bone Powers

Crimson Clear Productions/The Duluth Playhouse

Don't be surprised if there's a rush line crowd outside the Depot this weekend, trying to get into the last performances of Green Day's American Idiot.

The Underground's artistic director, Robert Lee, says a deep connection to the music on 2009's concept album - and the stage show that followed - has people who wanted to be in, work on and now see the show coming out in droves.

The Basement Best Bets 2/17

Feb 16, 2017

Brothers Burn Mountain with Fish Heads
Electric Blues/Rock and Twisty Folk
Sir Bens
Friday, Feb. 17 | 6PM | All Ages | Free

Forever Home 2/16

Feb 16, 2017

Nala | Contented Critters

Meet Nala. Nala is a 7 yr old Lab/Heeler mix. She was rescued off a euthanasia list. She came in so frightened but boy does she love the attention now. She is adorable, and as round as she is tall. She would like a family to be kind and loving and get her some exercise. She deserves this, she is a good girl.

Monty | Animal Allies

Bag It: The Movie

The movie Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? proposes that it's not just plastic grocery bags that are the problem.

It's all kinds of plastics, from single-use disposables like straws and take out containers to the plastics that end up in landfills and foul our oceans.

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Historically, the incidence of house fires is declining, so Captain Aaron Bujold of the Duluth Fire Department calls the recent spate of them an "anomaly."

In the eight Northland fires since the beginning of the month, two people have been injured and four have died, including  an as-yet unidentified man in a Lakeside neighborhood fire last night.

KUMD Album Review: Dead Man Winter

Feb 15, 2017
Dead Man Winter

Trampled by Turtles may be on hiatus, but frontman Dave Simonett is here to see Duluthians through the winter with his latest release Furnace.

Paul LaJeunesse

St. Scholastica art professor and painter Paul LaJeunesse has a big project ahead.  He has been selected as the first Artist-in-Residence in a new, Lincoln Park Craft District residency program for March through June, 2017. With the exciting revitalization of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, this upcoming public art project will be fun to see unfold. 

Two physical assaults on women last month, within an hour of each other.

A woman pushed to the ground near the Bagley Outdoor Classroom and held there while the man robbed her.

There are a variety of actions people can take to minimize their vulnerability, says Lt. Tim LeGarde of the UMD Police Department .... but perhaps the best idea is one many college students employ without really thinking about it.

Courtesy Tweed Museum of Art

Fans of Where's Art? with Annie Dugan join us in welcoming not only Ellis Sinclair Dugan to the world (last Friday) but artist, retired teacher and tireless volunteer Bill Shipley to Where's Art?

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KUMD Events

103.3 The Basement, in conjunction with Ellipsis, is proud to present The Farsights.

The Basement, student run radio, is proud to present PROF's Time Bomb Tour with special guests Finding Novyon, Metasota, and Willie Wonka Clay, at Clyde Iron Works. 

The Dance Marathon at UMD is a 6 hour long event where students and community members dance, play games, eat food and interact with children's hospital patients and families to celebrate funds raised and donated.

February 25 | 5pm-11pm
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The Basement is a Proud Sponsor of the Blush Fundraiser with Brain Bugs, Chase Down Blue, and Bone Powers

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Dead Man Winter

KUMD Album Review: Dead Man Winter

Trampled by Turtles may be on hiatus, but frontman Dave Simonett is here to see Duluthians through the winter with his latest release Furnace .

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