WDSE-TV Posts

Almanac North: All Souls Night 2022

The 15th annual All Souls Night brought Duluthians together to remember those lost with poetry readings, fire dancing and Mary Plaster’s unique puppets. WDSE-TV Producer Megan McGarvey captured the scenes for this Almanac North feature.

The Slice: Tom Maruska’s 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser

Duluth’s Tom Maruska restored a 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser Concept Car.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Duluth Poet Laureates Reading 2022

A series of readings was held in October celebrating past poet laureates of Duluth and introducing the next generation of the city’s poets.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Fall Colors at Downer Park

A look at the fall colors and the general peacefulness of the season in Downer Park, a 17-acre undeveloped space in Duluth’s Woodland neighborhood.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Who cleans the statues?

Penny Perry talks about cleaning the Determined Mariner statue in Canal Park.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Gateway to Madeline

The town of La Pointe created a Public Arts Committee that has spent the past few years working on a new sculpture for Madeline Island. Hear from artist Lisa Kosmo on how she was selected to design this piece and why it’s important to her.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: The Committed Duo

Juraj Kols and Jennifer Beattie, together known as the Committed Duo, performed music on a sinking barge off Minnesota Point in Duluth during the the second annual SubSuperior Underwater Music and Art Festival in July.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Chalk Art in Superior with Annmarie Geniusz

Interdisciplinary artist Annmarie Geniusz creates large-scale chalk murals during the summer months.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Almanac North: The Wall that Heals in Chisholm

The traveling Vietnam Wall was on display in Chisholm recently. WDSE-TV Producer Megan McGarvey visited the wall and produced an emotional report for Almanac North on the importance of the memorial in remembering those who paid the ultimate price during the war.

Iron Opera

The annual Northern Lights Music Festival on Minnesota’s Iron Range is a three-week event that includes an opera production. Documentary directors Mike Scholtz and Marius Anderson captured the process and stories leading up to the 2021 festival for the WDSE-TV feature embedded above. Iron Opera is the story of concert pianist Veda Zuponcic and a cast of talent plucked around the world and around da Range.

The Hotel Astoria Debate

WDSE-TV‘s Almanac North examines the conversation circling the former Hotel Astoria in Duluth’s Duluth’s Historic Arts and Theater district. Producer Megan McGarvey sat down with individuals on both sides of the debate.

The Slice: Shaun Chosa

Shaun Chosa, a Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribal citizen and painter/graphic design artist, has more than 30 large-scale paintings on display until Sept. 16 at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center in Duluth.

The Slice: MorningBird

Iron Rangers Rob Wheeler and Jill Burkes make up the folk duo MorningBird. This clip is from their “Live from Studio A” session on WDSE “the North” 103.3 FM in May.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Minnesota Historia: The Chief Buffalo Memorial Project

Artist Moira Villiard presents a tour of the Chief Buffalo mural and the origin story of Downtown Duluth.

Minnesota Historia is a six-part WDSE-TV web series dedicated to Minnesota’s quirky past. It is hosted by Hailey Eidenschink and produced/edited/written by Mike Scholtz.

Minnesota Historia: Hunting for Ancient Agates

What is it about agates that cause such an obsession? Let the experts in Moose Lake, the Agate Capital of the World and home of the Agate Stampede, fill you in.

Minnesota Historia is a six-part WDSE-TV web series dedicated to Minnesota’s quirky past. It is hosted by Hailey Eidenschink and produced/edited/written by Mike Scholtz.

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