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The Slice: Homegrown Music Festival 2021

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival will be online again in 2021, due to COVID-19. In the clip above, festival director Melissa La Tour explains that musicians have submitted pre-recorded material that will be curated into daily releases on the festival’s YouTube channel.

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.

Making it Up North: Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna

Justin Juntunen of Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna extols the notion of Duluth becoming the spa capital of the Midwest.

WDSE-TV‘s Making it Up North explores stories of creative artists, artisans and entrepreneurs engaged in honing their skills, following their passion and realizing their dreams.

The Slice: The Art of Carl Gawboy

A retrospective of artist Carl Gawboy was on display during the pandemic at the Tweed Museum of Art on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. This video offers a glimpse of the works. Gawboy is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.

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.

Intersections: Dudley Edmondson

Dudley Edmondson is an author and photographer with a passion and career in the outdoors.

The WDSE-TV series Intersections celebrates people across northern Minnesota who are making the region a better place to live, work and play.

The Slice: Staging Theater During COVID-19

Joel Soukkela, general manager of County Seat Theater Company in Cloquet, explains the art of physically distanced theater amid the pandemic.

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.

Former UMD student behind viral Bryant Lake Bowl video

The drone operator who flew the crazy stunts in the Bryant Lake Bowl viral video has a Duluth connection. Jay Christensen attended the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The Slice: Moira Villiard’s “Madweyaashkaa”

Duluth visual artist and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa descendant Moira Villiard reflects on her latest project: “Illuminate the Lock: Madweyaashkaa – Waves Can Be Heard,” featured in February on the St. Anthony Falls lock wall in Minneapolis.

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: Tips from a Northern Lights Photographer

Photographer Travis Novitsky shares his methods for gathering images that capture the beauty of the aurora borealis.

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 Lakewalk Reconstruction

Watch reconstruction of the Duluth Lakewalk unfold over the past year in this time-lapse video, compiled from footage via Veit & Company.

The Slice: Snow Sculpting in Lincoln Park

The father-and-son team of Steve and Austin Lentz transform a block of snow into a beautiful snow globe scene at Ursa Minor Brewing in Lincoln 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: A Skaters’ Waltz in Duluth

Enjoy a skaters’ waltz across Duluth’s harbor and see familiar landmarks from a different perspective.

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.

Making it Up North: Sarah Agaton Howes

Sarah Agaton Howes stitched history and culture into her business, Heart Berry, specializing in contemporary Ojibwe art and traditional woodlands florals for a contemporary take on Anishinaabe stories and teachings.

WDSE-TV‘s Making it Up North explores stories of creative artists, artisans and entrepreneurs engaged in honing their skills, following their passion and realizing their dreams.

The Slice: Birding at Sax-Zim Bog

Alexis Powell talks about seeking out northern boreal birds at Sax-Zim Bog, about 30 miles northwest of Duluth.

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.

Making it Up North: Steve Solkela

Meet Steve Solkela. With his music career crushed by COVID-19 cancellations, he built up a robust YouTube following with his music videos, tandem-bike interviews and random stunts.

WDSE-TV‘s Making it Up North explores stories of creative artists, artisans and entrepreneurs engaged in honing their skills, following their passion and realizing their dreams.

The Slice: Live Streaming Guitar Lessons with Darin Bergsven

Duluth musician Darin Bergsven has been performing and teaching guitar online since March.

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.

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