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ERs in the Northland are seeing young people coming in who have made, to varying degrees, attempts to take their own lives in the wake of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

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The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The death of Project Semicolon founder Amy Bluel. The study that discovered that a group of white, middle-aged Americans are dying what they call "deaths of despair."

What do these three things have in common?

Let's call it an absence of hope.

In troubling times, it's easy to put your finger on everything that's going wrong. And we're given the idea that focusing on the problems is somehow the right thing, the mature thing to do, while focusing on the good makes you naive or foolish.

Lisa Johnson

Six months ago, a group of Duluthians brought their concerns to local political candidates, asking them to take specific steps to address their issues.

Part of the Local Solutions to Poverty Candidate Forum included the commitment to a follow-up Accountability Session this spring.

In this final part of a three part report, we hear about  efforts to make transportation more accessible for people with disabilities, and the progress of Homes for All in the Minnesota Legislature.

In celebration of KUMD's 60th Anniversary, we are proud to present Jeremy Messersmith performing at Glensheen Mansion on Sunday, June 4.

Forever Home 5/18

May 18, 2017

Freckles | Contented Critters

Freckles is an adult female Aussie mix who was rescued off the euthanasia list in a Mpls shelter. She is friendly with people and gets along with other dogs, but she does like to be the boss. She has been vet checked, spayed and vaccinated.

Dory | Animal Allies

Lisa Johnson

  Six months ago, a group of Duluthians brought their concerns to local political candidates, asking them to take specific steps to address their issues.

Part of the Local Solutions to Poverty Candidate Forum included the commitment to a follow-up Accountability Session this spring.

 

In this second part of a three part report, we hear about  efforts to make transportation more accessible for people with disabilities, and the progress of Homes for All in the Minnesota Legislature.

 

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The Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra is bringing together local distilleries, breweries, and classical music for a memorable evening happening at The Great Lakes Aqu

KUMD is turning 60, and to celebrate, we are gathering on-air DJs of the past a present and their bands to perform at The Red Herring Lounge on Friday, June 9th. This concert will precede our 60th Anniversary Celebration happening on Saturday, June 10th.

The show starts at 8:00pm and will feature performances by Rick McLean, Woodblind, Tender Ness, and Superior Siren.

We are wrapping up our 60th Anniversary Celebration in style by partnering with Teague Alexy as he releases his new album: Circuit Sessions with a CD release party at The Red Herring Lounge on Saturday, June 10th at 8pm.

Eaux Claires

For the second year, we are partnering with Eaux Claires Music Festival to bring you to the celebration. Congratulations to our ticket winners who received festival passes in return for their pledge of support at KUMD.org.

KUMD will be covering Eaux Claires Music Festival with live updates on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram

Lisa Johnson

Six months ago, a group of Duluthians brought their concerns to local political candidates, asking them to take specific steps to address their issues.

Part of the Local Solutions to Poverty Candidate Forum included the commitment to a follow-up Accountability Session this spring.

In this first part of a three part report, we hear about  efforts to reform GRH (Group Residential Housing) and implement the Landlord Incentive Program. 

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There's concern in Indian country, too, about what will replace the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

Dr. Mary Owen of UMD's Center for American Indian and Minority Health says the Indian Health Service is already critically underfunded ... and for people who are already experiencing a high rate of poverty, private insurance may be priced out of reach for them.

KUMD is a Proud Sponsor of Lake Ave Live

May 15, 2017

Each year, during the weekend of Grandma's Marathon, Lake Avenue brings us an event full of local-alternative music that brings visitors and locals together to enjoy Duluth music. This year, along with the stacked line-up, you'll find a Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Beer Garden, food trucks, and 2 outdoor micro-distillery cocktail lounges. The lineups for each night are:

Friday, June 16th:

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring quiet a diverse lineup. A few artists to mention include City and Colour, Feist, Brandie Carlile, who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.
Date: July 6-9
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

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