#JoinTeam1033 - We did it! Thank you!

We thank you, our dedicated listeners and members, for cutting our membership drive short once again. You helped us reach out $35,000 fundraising goal, ensuring that KUMD's music and programming will broadcast across the Northland, and stream online around-the-world, for another year.

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Rich Mattson and the Northstars
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10/13 Live from Studio A: Rich Mattson and the Northstars

Mattson has left his mark all over the Minneapolis, Duluth, and Iron Range music scenes through the years in bands including the Glenrustles and Ol' Yeller and as a producer and owner of Sparta Sound Studio. His latest project, which also features his partner Germaine Gemberling, releases its third album, Aeroplane Mode , on Friday, October 13 at the Cedar Lounge in Superior. We got a preview when the band stopped by for a session that same afternoon at 2:30. Rich Mattson and the Northstars...

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The Duluth Experience

Duluth's Dark History: a tug o' war with real tugs

Duluth's dark past is again providing fodder for a Dark History Bus Tour this month. In fact, co-founder of The Duluth Experience, Dave Grandmaison, says their research turned up so many stories, local legends and Unfortunate Events, the challenge became how to whittle down the list for a couple-hour tour.

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Minnesota Historical Society

The heartbreak of dementia, obviously, is losing the ability to connect with someone you love.

But the solution could soon be in the palm of your hand. 

The Minnesota Historical Society is the first museum outside the UK to adapt the National Museums Liverpool's House of Memories app, a collection of images designed to spark recognition, memories and conversations between folks with dementia and their caregivers or loved ones.

SafetyPosters.com

The riskiest thing we do as Americans, for the most part, is get in our cars and drive.

After that, every five days in Minnesota, someone gets hurt on the job.

Fabiola Milla/Flickr

As recently as the 1970s, domestic abuse was seen as a private matter between a husband and wife.

If the police were called, it wasn't unheard of for them to just suggest the offender "take a walk around the block" and cool off.

From that societal climate, beginning in the 1980s, Duluth has become an international innovator in the way communities keep victims safe and hold perpetrators accountable.

Duluth Art Institute

"In Situ" means "in it's original place.

But Studio 101 and the seven artists who create there is located on Michigan Street in Duluth.

©MN Department of Natural Resources

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.

©Sparky Stensaas. Used with permission.

Photo-naturalist Sparky Stensaas joins us as guest host of Backyard Almanac this morning, and brings us a story you probably won't hear over the breakfast table.

And there's a good reason for that.

It's Jaegerfest at Wisconsin Point this weekend!  Find out more about all the events here!

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

Community Action Duluth

The ground is broken and the Seeds of Success program is pretty sure their passive-solar winter greenhouse will be up and running before Christmas.

But in the meantime, from the Lincoln Park Farmer's Market, the peak of harvest season and a whole slew of community programs and partnerships, they've got a lot - in addition to vegetables - on their plate.

Lake Superior Zoo

"There were a number of lessons learned," remarks Erik Simonson, dryly.

MN DNR

It's an unusual fall in Minnesota.

Tettegouche State Park interpretive naturalist Kurt Mead says things are still pretty green along the North Shore, but they're around 60% peak a little further inland, and in southern Minnesota (which usually lags behind the Northland) the colors are already popping. 

For more information on the fall colors around the state, check out the Fall Color Finder on the DNR's website.

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