Lt. Governor Tina Smith says thriving economy and "fiscal discipline" responsible for budget surplus

Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith is in Duluth today, talking economic development with business leaders. But she took some time to talk with KUMD's Maija Jenson about the budget surplus and the Governor's proposals with regard to higher education.

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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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Recent series of house fires in the Northland "bucks the trend"

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.

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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

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.

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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Perhaps a nerd is nothing more than someone who is really, really passionate and excited about something.

Like, concrete.  Or the films of Michael Bay.  Or StarCraft 2.

But the deeper and more significant question becomes: if you or the thing you're most nerdy about take hold of the public imagination, does that mean you (or it) are now cool?  And if so, can you still be called a nerd? 

©Jessica Michna

Tony Tracy says, if you want to be considered an expert in something, you have to know it at least "three questions deep."

Jessica Michna, an actress from Wisconsin acclaimed  for her portrayals of historic women, returns to the Douglas County Historical Society for two performances as Mary Todd Lincoln this weekend. 

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Larry Weber navigated the windy conditions this morning and talks spectacular sunsets, a lunar eclipse and the new finch who showed up at his feeder this week: the white-winged crossbill. 

The Basement Best Bets 2/10

Feb 9, 2017

Medical Underground, As We Are, Fight For The Weekend, and Of Brighter Skies
Alternative/Rock/Pop Punk
Beaner's Central Coffeehouse
Friday, Feb. 10 | 7PM  | All Ages | $5 at door

Kate Gruba, Aimee Tischer, Abe Curran & The Blue Rooster, and Gavin St. Clair
Indie/Singer/Songwriter
The Red Herring Lounge
Friday, Feb. 10 | 9PM | 18+ | $5 at door

Maybe "prophet" is too strong a word to describe Larry Stillday.

Maybe "prescient" is a better one.

When Larry Stillday died in May of 2014, he left behind a legacy as a spiritual teacher.  Michael Meuers, a non-Native who worked for the Red Lake Band for over 20 years, found Stillday so poetic he just started writing down the things he said.

And at this time in history, Meuers says, Stillday's teachings, especially about the need to assimilate more with the "culture of the land," are even more important.

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Out Cold Week

Find the golden Frozen 45 and bring it back to the radio station to claim the reward!

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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Dead Man Winter
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We are excited to present Dead Man Winter at Pizza Luce on Saturday February 18th. As Trampled by Turtles have gone on hiatus, frontman Dave Simmonet continues with his side project, Dead Man Winter, and their second release, Furnace.

Doors 8pm | Music 9pm | 21+
SOLD OUT SHOW

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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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