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Minnesota's newest "next generation" state park - "you can still unplug if you want to"

The age-old vacation question: to connect or not to connect? Back in the day, with landline phones and rabbit-ear TV antennas, it was easy to disconnect from the outside world when you headed "up north." But Minnesota's newest state park, Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park , has all-electric campsites - and wifi. The MN Department of Natural Resources has everything you need to know to make your camping reservations here.

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Woman and four men posing in front of a wall of cd's
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9/19 Live from Studio A: Annie Humphrey and the Long Hairz Collective

This native of Northern Minnesota's Leech Lake Indian Reservation has a new album combining her environmental activism and her music. The release, The Beast and the Garden , features veteran musician Mark Shark of the late John Trudell's Bad Dog band among others. Humphrey joined us in the studio on September 19, 2017 with The Long Hairz Collective; they all perform on Friday, September 22 at the AICHO Galleries in Duluth. Annie Humphrey AICHO Galleries

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MN Reads: "The Clue in the Trees" by Margi Preus

Margi Preus talks about the "reverse strip tease" of mystery writing and why she never gets more confident as a writer.

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Friday, June 16th at 3pm

Formerly of the acclaimed Minnesota bluegrass band Stoney Lonesome, Chris Silver is a talented songwriter, guitarist and mandolin player who now fronts his own band. They'll be in our studios to preview their show at Beaner's Central.

Listen to our session with this singer/songwriter duo from July 20th, 2006.

Justin Roth: www.justinrothmusic.com

Chris Cunningham: www.storyhill.com

Thursday, April 13th at 1pm

Join us for an in-studio session with Eric Bering & Josh Herbert.

Wednesday, May 10th at 3pm

Local singer/songwriter Mary Bue and Twin Cities duo Tuesday's Robot join us in the studio for a preview of their show at Amazing Grace.

Saturday, May 27th at noon, Live from the Weber Music Hall

Join us for a session with musicians who played on Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" album.

We continue our tribute to Bob Dylan with a session featuring the Twin Cities musicians who played on Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" album. Join us at the Weber Music Hall on the UMD campus on Saturday, May 27th at noon. It's a preview of the band's show at 7pm at the Hibbing High School auditorium as part of the Dylan Days celebration.

The "Blood on the Tracks" band includes Kevin Odegard, Chris Weber, Bill Berg, Peter Ostroushko, Gregg Inhofer, and Billy Peterson.
Dylan Days info

Listen to our session with this Juilliard-trained jazz harpist from Friday, May 19th 2006.

www.jazzharp.com

April 1st, 2006.

Listen to our session with local band Cloud Cult.
www.cloudcult.com

Tuesday, April 4th at 1pm

Join us for a session with this French performer who plays later the same night at Beaner's Central.

Wednesday, July 19th, 3pm

Join us for an in-studio session with Joy Kills Sorrow.

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