Two large trees fallen next to a house
Lisa Johnson

Storm damage update

Duluth continues to recover from Thursday night's destructive storms, widespread power outages, and high temperatures. UMD sent out an alert around 6 this morning that, due to the continued power outage, campus will again be closed for today. KUMD will remain off the air until power is restored to campus. With today's high expected to be 90 degrees, the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center is once again acting as a cooling center from 10am-10pm today. DTA buses are offering free rides...
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7/14 Live From Studio A: Frankie Lee

This Minneapolis Americana singer/songwriter is releasing his long-anticipated full-length debut American Dreamer on July 8. Lee was immersed in the Minneapolis music scene at an early age, appearing onstage with the likes of Slim Dunlap of the Replacements and Curtiss A while still a teen. He later spent time in Nashville, Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles before coming back to his home state. He joined us in the studio on July 14, 2016 prior to his album release show that same night.
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Squirrel Nation [via Flickr]

Help Available for Rural Farms and Businesses

We have a conversation with Colleen Landkamer, the USDA Rural Development State Director in Minnesota, about the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) program. Since 2009, the US Department of Agriculture has provided grant funding to local cooperatives and other organizations that provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas strongly affected by poverty. Examples of technical assistance may include leadership training, feasibility studies, and developing...
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Lisa Johnson

A storm moving through Duluth around 3:30am took out power and phone lines and uprooted trees, closing roads and prompting travel advisories this morning. 

The growl of chain saws started early as city crews and residents began assessing the damage. 

UMD sent out an announcement just after 6:00am, saying campus would be closed until 10:00am "Due to storm damage, power outages, and a no travel advisory."

D. R. Martin

Local photographer Kip Prazlowicz has curated a new show, in cooperation with the Duluth Art Institute, of the street photography from Duluth native, writer and photographer D. R. Martin.  

The show includes select images from a large project from his youth with images captured 1967-1973 in Duluth.  The show is up through August 17 and offers a window into Duluth's past.  The artists and curator will be on hand at the opening reception Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 7pm at the Red Herring Lounge at 208 East 1st Street in Duluth.  

Two young men sitting on a bed in front of a window
https://natharvie.bandcamp.com/

Nat Harvie of Duluth band Vivielle released a solo EP on July 1, 2016.

He stopped by The Local on July 6 to share tunes from the project and spoke with host DJ TeeJay.

They talked about the EP, titled Snow is a Gift to My Fear, which was inspired by the bleakness and monotony of a Duluth winter and written during a wet, gray winter north in British Columbia, where Harvie goes to college.

Nat Harvie on Bandcamp

©Christopher Harwood

"And when you smile for the camera
I know I'll love you better...."

~ Peg, written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen

Larry Weber says recent rains have resulted in a wealth of "photogenic mushrooms," wildflowers are everywhere you look (learn more about the story behind the name of Joe-Pye weeds here) and everything from scarlet tanagers to summer frogs to the full moon are out to catch your eyes and ears.

A writing class with a personal hero and a lovable Lab sparked this first - but not last - children's book about Norman.

Diamond Reynolds/Facebook

The Justice City Coalition is asking white allies and people of color to join them in a vigil and protest at Duluth and Superior City Halls, tomorrow night (Friday, July 15) beginning at 7pm.

On their web page, Together We Stand asks for a National Call to Action and writes:

Forever Home 7/14

Jul 14, 2016

Bella | Animal Allies
Bella is a brown short-haired Dachshund who is 9 years old. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home! Bella is an assertive lady who likes to have the run of the house. She loves to be outside, especially in warm weather, hanging out or going for walks. She and Pudge are siblings that have been together their whole lives, and refuse to go home without each other!

Rachel Whyte/HGTV

It costs more to build a house than it used to, but Duluth's challenging terrain makes the numbers - and your head spin.

Blasting through bedrock to put in utilities and other infrastructure can add $80 thousand dollars to a project right off the top.

Solution?  One of the ideas identified at the 2014 Housing Summit was a page right from HGTV's book: fix up, renovate and modernize aging houses and get existing, foreclosed and condemned properties back on the market.

Mandy Uhrich

When it comes to fishing, let's face it: many men just take it way too seriously.  (Remember the grumpy dads who made you sit in absolute silence for hours?)

How can women learn to fish if they don't want to have it "mansplained" to them?

Simple: the Minnesota DNR has the oldest - and largest (with 130 different programs) in its BOLD (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) program.

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Win Passes to Eaux Claires Music Festival

Tune in July 25–29 for your chance to enter.

Featured Live From Studio A

Mama's Stolen Horses join us on Thursday, July 21 at 2:00pm

Park Point Beach Report

Monday through Friday at 11am.

KUMD Event Photos

Check out photos of Trampled By Turtles at Bayfront and more!

KUMD Events

On Sunday, September 18th, UMD's Sustainable Agricultural Project is throwing the Food and Farm Festival. The event will feature a local meal prepared with UMD Farm produce, live local music by Borderstone, activities for kids including a petting zoo, and a scenic 5k trail run/walk through the farm property. All proceeds benefit the Sustainable Agriculture Project.

KUMD is proud to sponsor The 4th Annual All Pints North Summer Brew Fest on Saturday, July 23rd from 3-7pm at Bayfront Festival Park. Celebrating Minnesota craft beer, the festival also features local food vendors and live entertainment by Viva Knievel and Four on the Floor.

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KUMD is proud to partner with the Armory Arts and Music Center to celebrate the Historic Duluth Armory's 100th year with a Rolling Thunder Reunion concert featuring internationally acclaimed Eric Andersen with Scarlet Rivera, Lonnie Knight, Reid Papke and Gene LaFond on Saturday, July 23rd at Weber Music Hall.

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