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There's no need to fear - income tax help is here!

Caught between the conversion to filing taxes online and being unable to hire them done, folks without computers, confused by computers or just plain confused by their taxes have a variety of options for free help. More information on Community Action Duluth's Free Tax Site UMD's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) MN Department of Revenue's list of free tax preparation sites Tax help available at the Duluth Public Library Tax assistance available through the Arrowhead Economic...

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Teague Alexy and Erik Berry
Christine Dean for KUMD

3/14 Live from Studio A: Teague Alexy and Erik Berry

Teague Alexy's Irish immigrant grandparents inspired his love of Irish music, while one of mandolinist Erik Berry's pre-Trampled by Turtles bands was called Father McClanahan and His Irish Snake Stompers. The two found themselves comparing notes about Irish music for years before joining forces to perform and record in the genre. They released an album, Irish American , in late 2017. They joined us in the studio on March 14 to give us a preview of a run of shows they have scheduled for St....

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Mark Salmon [via Flickr]

Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa – Positive Leadership Spreading Like Ripples in Water

Roxanne DeLille and Valerie Shangreaux discuss their work with The Community Leadership Programs at The Blandin Foundation, building leadership skills in rural and reservation communities throughout the state.

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World Naked Gardening Day

Master gardener Tom Kasper celebrates the first day of spring with some pruning tasks for outdoors, some seed-starting tasks for indoors, and social media's fascination with World Naked Gardening Day.

©Dana Fritz

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere? 

©Sparky Stensaas. Used with permission.

Two years ago at this time, the Northland was bracing for a foot of snow.  29 years ago, it was -12 in Duluth.

We're looking at temps in the 40s and 50s this weekend; perfect time to scout out some Gray Jays building nests or watching Red Crossbills enjoying this year's bumper crop of pine cones.

©Mooster History

Twenty-five thousand kids across Minnesota put their history chops on display throughout the state earlier this year, and those winners are duking it out now in 12 regional competitions, hoping to make it to State at the end of April.

But the real story may be students as young as 12 developing thesis statements, researching their topics and doing the kind of thoughtful analysis that, the world tells us, we need more of.

Kate Cavett is the kind of person who wants to read the book, not see the movie.

She says she likes stories "in their original versions," so it's no surprise that this oral historian chose to investigate a neighborhood near where she grew up in a way that "records the voice of the storyteller."

Voices of Rondo: Oral Histories of Saint Paul's Historic Black Community is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Protect my Public Media Blog

Federal funding for public broadcasting is again on the chopping block in the President's budget proposal.
  Protect my Public Media is a national advocacy group; KUMD's Maija Jenson spoke with Christina Kuzmych, the general manager at Wyoming Public Media.

Forever Home 3/15

Mar 15, 2018


Goldie is a 6-year-old Shepherd/Retriever mix. She gets along with other dogs and is still full of energy!


Cheetah is a beautiful 8-year-old tabby cat. He is a Domestic Medium hair adult looking for a place to call his new home!


KUMD Album Review: Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Mar 14, 2018
Album cover for Ingeborg Von Agassiz' album O Giver of Dreams
Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Ingeborg Von Agassiz| O Giver of Dreams

Duluth-based artist Ingeborg Von Agassiz is more than just a mouthful to pronounce. Von Agassiz, whose actual name is Emma Rusten, draws her moniker from two 12th century influences, Hildegard Von Bingen and Eleanor of Aquitaine, two of the most accomplished women in the Medieval era. Her newest project , O Giver of Dreams, is self-produced and described as a “Hank Williams melody with a Hip Hop beat;” truly her music is a unique blend of vocals, acoustics and drum production.

From adding fresh produce grown at UMD to today's rollout of compostable cups and straws, the U's Dining Services and Office of Sustainability are making big strides with a little tiny footprint.


There are more people than you'd think champing at the bit for road construction season to start.


QASU Drag Show Ticket Giveaway

Tune in Tuesday, March 20th through Thursday, March 22nd after 9pm to win!

Featured Live From Studio A

Nat Harvie Trio Joins Us Live, March 22 at 2pm


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