#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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On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we listen to Obizaan  [Lee  Staples], a spiritual advisor for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Chato Gonzalez, Obizaan's apprentice and translator.  In this two-episode series, Obizaan talks about what he calls the three different "camps" in Ojibwe culture: the "traditional" camp, the "lost spirit" camp, and the "hang around the fort" camp. 

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Want to plant a tree?  Tom Kasper says the first thing is to look up.  Power or phone lines in the way?*  Relocate your tree.

Radio Gallery: In Situ

Sep 19, 2017
Lee Englund

Artists work in many spaces and places, and one new exhibit goes to show you just such a space. 

AICHO

The Plein Air Painters of America are coming to Duluth this week and holding a variety of events ...

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Minnesota's not prone to hurricanes like we've seen ravage Texas, Florida and parts south recently, but our cold winters bring their own dangers.

Like carbon monoxide poisoning.  10 to 20 deaths and over 50 hospitalizations happen every year thanks to gas stoves, furnaces, water heaters or any other kind of fuel-burning device that's not properly vented, maintained or installed.

And carbon monoxide detectors aren't just a good idea; they're the law.

9/15 Live From Studio A: The She Shells

Sep 15, 2017

Singer/songwriters Thea Ennen and Lisa Kane have teamed up to form this harmonizing, eclectic country folk duo. Based in the Twin Cities, they performed in Duluth on Friday, September 15 as part of the first ever FEmnFEST, an all female music festival happening all weekend. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio on on September 15, 2017.

The She Shells

FEmnFEST

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Larry Weber, educator, author and naturalist, talks about his observations in nature this week, including light from the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, and from glowworms who are feeding before they bed down for winter.  Despite the warm temps of late the fall foliage is showing some brilliant yellows and reds.  Larry has seen woolly bear caterpillars and an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly.  The fog yesterday also provided a brilliant showing of spider webs. 

FEmnFest

Abigail Mlinar and Brittany Lind, organizers of Duluth's newest festival FEmnFEST, joined Christine Dean to talk about what inspired this unapologetically feminist festival. They talked about why they felt it was needed and about the music and workshops that will be featured during this three-day event.

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© 2017 Gibson House Press / Courtney Yasmineh

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Courtney Yasmineh, the author of A Girl Called Sidney: The Coldest Place, published in 2017 by Gibson House Press. 

Daisey is a short-haired calico who is 6 years old. She came to Animal Allies from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home!  Daisey is a gorgeous and sweet lady who is hoping to find a calm home. She loves attention, especially when it involves a nice scratch under the chin or some long, smooth strokes. Daisey is affectionate and would make a great lap cat.

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