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11/24 UMD's Strategic Plan: "That's a promise made to students, faculty and staff"

Some UMD students of color took to social media last week, sending supportive messages to the students at the University of Missouri when anger over systemic racism at that school boiled over in protests. But while things are far from perfect here at UMD, the advisor for the Black Student Association says the promotion of - and transparency of - the Chancellor's Strategic Plan and in particular, Goal 2, means "we can hold the University to the standards it's set for itself."
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11/23 Where's Art with Annie Dugan

Name three artists you're thankful for. That's Annie Dugan's challenge this week.
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11/20 Live From Studio A: Tabah

Listen to our session from November 20, 2015 for a session with this Minneapolis indie rock band who released their debut EP, Time Will Come, earlier this year. They were in town to play a couple of shows around town.
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Aprill Emig

"I'm an ice cream lady."

He sat across from me, trying his best to be swag, my pint-size alpha male.

"You wha'?"

 Tracks in the Wild, a Minnesota Book Award winner in 1994, has been reissued by the University of Minnesota Press.

Turns out, it's a perfect companion to Larry Weber's Backyard Almanac, and its author/illustrator, Northland gem Betsy Bowen, shares his passion for getting outdoors to see what's what.

11/18 Forever Home

Nov 18, 2015

Erin is a dainty black and white domestic short hair who is about 3.5 years old. She came to us as a stray from Duluth and is now looking for her new loving home! She is a sweet little girl, with a pretty face and a quiet, loving personality

This week a very special holiday celebration opens; It's the 4th Annual Pepperkakerbyen (Gingerbread City) at Norway Hall in downtown Duluth. Every year many kids and volunteers coordinate the building of gingerbread houses, bridges, boats and more to create a snow and icing covered miniature city.  Stop by to check out the festive creations and have some hot cider and gingerbread cookies.  Started by the Son's of Norway, the tradition of a community pepperkakerbyen, holiday display, it harkens back to Scandinavian traditions surrounding the season.

Duluth's Superintendent of Schools, Bill Gronseth, knows how to pack a house. 

"ISD 709 Annual Report to the Community" could be a suit reading stats, but instead it's jazz bands (students),  hand-made refreshments (students) and some accomplishments to be proud of.

Free and open to the public.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP online for you and your guests:

Trudy Vrieze, Vrieze Photography

What's sending bald eagles flocking to the the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center?

Whatever it is, it isn't good.

Sick and injured bald eagles - already 50 more birds this year than last year at this time - are crowding the center.   And the busiest hospitalization period - as eagles begin to show up poisoned by lead shot left in gut piles by deer hunters - has just begun.

Diana K/Flickr

So, how late do we go with no snow and well-above-freezing temps before we're in uncharted Northland gardening territory?

City of Duluth

The Lake Superior Zoo has had its share - and then some - of challenges in the last ten years.  

NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we have a conversation with Gordon Jourdain, who grew up in the Ojibwe community of Lac La Croix in northwest Ontario. 

Thursday, Design Duluth takes on the city's "visual identity" and four artists will be talking about "thinking outside the lift bridge."  Friday AICHO opens the show  Asemaa "The Vessel of Creation" and Saturday,  the Tweed Museum hosts a free workshop with artist Sharon Louden.


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2.5.16 // Clyde Iron Works // 7:30pm // All Ages // $12

Take It With You

Every second Saturday of the month, KUMD broadcasts Duluth's most popular live radio theater production, "Take it With You."