North Shore

Rosemary Guttormsson

The 4th Annual Art Festival at Brighton Beach happens all day Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.

Ze'ev Barkan/Flickr

It's one thing to talk about global warming in terms of pack ice and polar bears ... but what are fishing guides and resorts and tourists supposed to do when it's hot - even by the lake - and there's not enough snow to ski in December?

North Shore businesses are already looking at those questions - and solutions - with a little help from University of Minnesota researchers.

To learn more about the project and the changing face of the North Shore, click here.

Lee Ross

Fall is here and along with it, the 2015 Crossing Borders Studio Tour.  From Friday September 25 through October 4, studios along the North Shore open their doors to the public.  Besides the 7 studios, there are an additional 20 or so guest artists showing their work at the different venues.  A great excuse to take in the north shore colors and pick up some new art on the way.  This week I share a conversation I had with founder and artist Lee Ross.  I have links here to the 2015 tour map and additional artists involved.  

 Tom O'Rourke, outdoor enthusiast and executive director of the Hartley Nature Center, talks about two North Shore reads for the summer, North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer, a colorful exploration of the natural history and ongoing factors that currently shape the region, and The Lighthouse Road: A Novel by Peter Geye set along the North Shore in the early twentieth century.

Authors Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer have crafted a book that's part exquisite photographs, part textbook and all dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Minnesota's "Superior Coast."

Published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Lisa Johnson

Hartley Nature Center's Tom O'Rourke joins us this morning to talk about membership, community and the importance of the great outdoors!

The Grand Marais Art Colony celebrates the 21st Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival on Saturday, July 9th at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 10th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with over 70 artists showcasing their work.

Radio Gallery 07-06-2011: Grand Marais Arts Festival