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Maija Jenson

The new Bent Paddle Taproom, prominently featuring local artists and artisans, is celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.  Bent Paddle Brewing Co. will be serving up their Duluth-made beer in the new expansive space located in the old Enger & Olson Furniture building at 1832 W. Michigan St., spitting distance from the brewery and old taproom.

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Have you heard about the Duluth Urban Area Streams and Watershed reports? There are two public meetings happening this week and it is a great opportunity to speak up about water in Duluth.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking public comment on two Duluth Urban Area Streams Watershed draft water quality reports. Opportunities for public comment close on April 18.

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11/17 Live From Studio A: Josh Harmony and Co.

Nov 13, 2017
Josh Harmony & Co.
KUMD

In addition to writing and performing psychedelic rock, this Minneapolis musician is also a pro skateboarder and a visual artist. He and his band performed at the Rex Bar in Duluth on November 17 at the afterparty for Prove Collective's Plys with Purpose event, an exhibition and silent auction featuring skateboard decks. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards building a state-of-the-art skate park in Gary New Duluth. They joined us in the studio for a preview that same afternoon.

Josh Harmony

The Duluth Experience

Duluth's dark past is again providing fodder for a Dark History Bus Tour this month.

The Duluth justice city coalition is hosting a march to dismantle the legacy of racism and build a community of peace this Saturday, October 14. Kim Young talked to us today and gave us details about the march.

The hope is to demand change within the community. 

Rich Mattson and the Northstars
KUMD

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

Black River Revue Live in Studio A
KUMD

This local bluegrass-influenced four-piece releases its third album, Just Can't Win in style with back-to-back shows at Pizza Luce, September 29 and September 30. They also squeezed in an in-store performance at the Electric Fetus and a session with us on September 29.

Black River Revue

Pizza Luce

Chris Dunn

Check out "Duluth Noir," a new summer exhibit from local artist Chris Dunn of Rooster Tail Ink, on view at the Red Herring Lounge. Dunn has created a new body of work in his unique ink drawing style with a series evoking Duluth's urban landscape.  Dunn's work combines thick, lush lines with a quick and light hand, achieved through multiple renderings. Offering many versions of the each work rather than one final selection, sheds light on his process and perspectives.  

The Soap Factory has been a leader in the Minneapolis arts scene since the mid 1990s, and they are not slowing down in their mission of supporting emerging and mid-career artists.  Often focused on supporting the endeavors of artists in the Twin Cities, they have long welcomed national and international artists.  They truly believe in supporting the arts, through tangible financial support.  Their 2017 call for artists,which includes Duluth artists, "Rethinking Public Spaces in Minnesota" is accepting proposals statewide through Feb 8.  The link to apply is listed below.

KUMD will be broadcasting The Great Northern Radio Show On Saturday November 12, live from the Lincoln Park Middle School auditorium and although you can hear it on your radio, there is nothing quite like seeing live radio theater.

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Duluth's been named one of the Top Ten Best Foodie Cities in the nation by Liveability.com.  Sure, we knew that ... but how did THEY find out?  As editor Matt Carmichael explains, you'd be amazed what you can learn from the numbers.

 This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Northern Expressions Arts Collective, a local non-profit dedicated to enriching our local neighborhoods and serving the community, all through art. With different programs and events, there is something for everyone. Listen for more details about how this organization is making a difference right here in Duluth.

 

Northern Expressions Arts Collective

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Photo by La Tanya S. Autry, June 2012/Flickr

UMD's University for Seniors program is offering an eight week course called "Racism in Duluth."  The instructor, 24 year old Jordan Moses, is the UMD Director of African American Student Programs.  He talks about what he and his class, separated by race and about five decades, are learning from one another.

This morning's conversation with Walt Raschick about Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival revealed information about "invasions" by the festival into the Iron Range and the Twin Cities.

Luckily, he was talking music and not buckthorn.  But City of Duluth Volunteer Coordinator Cheryl Skafte says the Parks initiative to eradicate invasive species - and the formation of Rapid Response Teams - means business.

The John G. Munson departing Duluth on March 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm. She came in for winter layup on January 20, 2015 and spent the last two months at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. She came out of the shipyard and went to the Canadian National (CN) dock in W
Kenneth Newhams / Duluth Shipping News

On March 23, 2015 the Duluth shipping season started with the departure of the "John G. Munson."   The  Duluth Seaway Authority's Adele Yorde says last year's demand for iron ore doesn't exist to the same degree this year as last, but the Port Authority's general cargo port will be plenty busy with cargo for the wind farm, oil and gas industries.

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