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Season 27 
 

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Episode
Program Number
1
2701

 

Show Segments



Arna Rennan: Artist
Story

Experience the inspiring and renewing effects of the National Park’s “Artist in Residence” program through the paintings of Arna Rennan.


Itasca Kayak Club
Story

Dip your paddle into the turquoise clear waters of Trout Lake with the Itasca Kayakers.


Madeline Island Ferry
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the Madeline Island Ferry in Bayfield, Wisconsin.


Moving Waters
Northwoods Reader

Moving Waters is a collection of Sam's essays and photos from his many canoeing adventures in the wilds of Northern Canada and Alaska.


Nongame: Longear Sunfish
Story

Wade in the shallows of Turtle River Lake with researchers documenting new populations of Longear sunfish.


Episode
Program Number
2
2702

 

Show Segments



1939 Twin Coach
Story

After years of being in a swamp, an old passenger bus returns home.


Battle Bots
Story

Enter the world of “battle bots” as the remote controlled robots go head to head.


Duluth Tile
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour several different tile styles in Duluth, Minnesota.


Lee Gruben: Metal Artist
Story

Metal artist Lee Gruben draws with fire.


Life Times Six
Northwoods Reader


Episode
Program Number
3
2703

 

Show Segments



Ben Sosniecki: Photographer
Story

Take a hike to Honeymoon Bluff and explore the passion of photographer Ben Sosniecki.


Ely Bear Center
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota.


Minnesota North Shore, The
Northwoods Reader

These spectacular aerial and ground photographs show the beauty and unique quality of this lovely area.


Namakagon River
Story

Paddle the beautiful, undeveloped waters of the Namakagon River in traditional style.


Nongame: Grebes
Story

Red-necked grebes are one of the Minnesota DNR’s most wanted bird species.


Episode
Program Number
4
2704

 

Show Segments



Driving Tour of Historic Homes
Two Minute Tour

Join us on a driving tour of historic homes in Duluth, Minnesota.


Iron Range OHV Park
Story

If you love muddin’ and rock riding, the Iron Range OHV Recreation Area is the place to be.


Ken Luke: Car Emblem Collector
Story

Collector Ken Luke shows off his collection of car emblems.


Lombardi's Classic Car
Story

Tool around town in a vintage microcar.


Minnesota Open House
Northwoods Reader

Minnesota Open House enables residents and visitors to make onsite studies of the region's most compelling buildings.


Episode
Program Number
5
2705

 

Show Segments



Between the Waters
Northwoods Reader

Historian Larry Luukkonen brings trail and travelers to life in a well-documented and illustrated account of early Minnesota history.


Butterflies
Story

Butterflies offer a dazzling window into the world of ecology and conservation.


Learn to Sail
Story

How does one become a Great Lakes sailor?


Nongame: Shoreline Survey
Story

Development pressure is pushing MN counties to take a hard look at their natural resources and how they might be protected.


St. Louis River
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we take the St. Louis River Canoe Tour.


Episode
Program Number
6
2706

 

Show Segments



Mill City Museum
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.


Sheep Guarding Dogs
Story

Sheep safely graze with protection from European-bred guard dogs.


Shipley's Farm
Story

The workhorse of a modern farm is a tractor these days but vintage models intrigue modern collectors.


Some Dog!
Northwoods Reader

George is a lovable and dependable basset hound whose humans have always been happy to have him around. When a stray comes into their lives, though, things suddenly change.


Wrenshall Food Farm
Story

Farm fresh vegetables attract a growing number of urban residents to try community supported agriculture.


Episode
Program Number
7
2707

 

Show Segments



By the Ore Docks
Northwoods Reader

By the Ore Docks presents a compelling, full-length history of the people who built this port city and struggled for both the growth of the city and the rights of their fellow workers.


Dennis Williams: Boat Maker
Story

Dennis Williams creates beautiful wooden boats, one at a time


Jim Ramsdell: Carver
Story

Realistic wildlife images spring to life in the hands of a master wood carver.


Madeline Island Historical Museum
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the Madeline Island Historical Museum.


Nongame: Photography & Kids
Story

Urban kids connect with the outdoors through wildlife photography.


Episode
Program Number
8
2708

 

Show Segments



Agate
Northwoods Reader

Agate is a beautifully illustrated, sensitive story that incorporates color with a child's natural love of animals, especially this lovable moose.


Carlton County Historical Society
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the Carlton County Historical Society.


Good Earth & Lotta's
Story

Good Earth Gardens supplies fresh flowers and vegetables for some of the area’s finest restaurants.


Julie Kean: Holiday Decorator
Story

All Julie Kean needs is the stuff in the woods around her home to make lovely holiday decorations


Pygora Goats
Story

An unusual breed of goat provides highly sought-after yarn, and a retirement income for Susan Bennett.


Episode
Program Number
9
2709

 

Show Segments



Arctic Cats and Polarises
Story

They might be lovely to look at but those old Arctic Cats and Polarises need parts like crazy these days.


Ski Trail Groomer
Story

The finest ski trails in northern Minnesota might just be situated within the city limits.


Skyline Streams
Two Minute Tour

Join us on a tour of the Skyline Parkway.


Storm Codes
Northwoods Reader

Storm Codes presents the sights and sounds of Great Lakes shipping in the late 1960s through seven-year-old Katy's story of hope and determination.


World of Wheels
Story

In a fast-paced world, a little oasis called “The World of Wheels” gave roller skaters a chance to roll free.


Episode
Program Number
10
2710

 

Show Segments



Lion's Share, The
Northwoods Reader

The first of four Somali-English bilingual books featuring traditional Somali folktales, this handsome picture book tells a stark animal fable about the misuse of power.


Nettleton Drum Group
Story

Local students learn about different cultures through music.


Nongame: Bullfrogs
Story

Bullfrogs are becoming a favorite of gardeners and landscapers but the trend is introducing the species far beyond its native range.


Teresa Cox Kohler: Artist
Story

Teresa's whimsical pastels capture the creatures of the far north in action.


Wildflowers
Two Minute Tour

Join us on a driving tour of native orchids in Williams, Minnesota.


Episode
Program Number
11
2711

 

Show Segments



Iron River: ATV Trails
Story

Ride the trails of Iron River on rugged ATV's.


Iron River: Corn Maze
Story

Get lost in the spectacular Iron River Corn Maze.


Iron River: Delta Diner
Story

Have a bite to eat at a very popular hotspot, the Delta Diner.


Iron River: Garlic Man
Story

Meet the Garlic man. He plants hundreds of cloves each season.


Iron River: History
Story

A history lesson on Iron River.


Iron River: Winery
Story

Check out the Iron River Winery.


White Deer
Northwoods Reader

Join Jeff and John for the first ever exploration in book form of the elusive, startling, white deer.


Episode
Program Number
12
2712

 

Show Segments



Lake Superior Kayaking
Story

Lake Superior kayakers look for big water, big waves and big adventure.


Minnesota Fishing Museum
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the Minnesota Fishing Museum in Little Falls, Minnesota.


Natural History and Geology Along the Superior Hiking Trail
Northwoods Reader

This booklet is intended to help hikers appreciate the natural history made accessible by the Superior Hiking Trail.


Sled Dog Ice Fishing Guide
Story

Experience an ice-fishing adventure with a canine twist with Basswood Bob guiding the trip.


Snowmobiling Little Grand Canyon
Story

Snowmobiling the “Little Grand Canyon” in Finland, Minnesota.


Episode
Program Number
13
2713

 

Show Segments



Kedros Canoes
Story

Canoes are like shoes. There's a different one for every occasion.


Minnesota 150
Northwoods Reader

Through surprising, little-known stories, Minnesota 150 explores how such intangibles as personal judgment, political climate, and popular taste can shape our view of the past.


Munsinger Gardens
Two Minute Tour

Join us as we tour the Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota.


Nongame: Big Bog
Story

Step out and explore the mysteries of the bog through an inventive walkway built in Minnesota’s Big Bog State Park.


Wee Cabins
Story

Visit a hamlet of “Wee Cabins” and enjoy the cozy comfort of miniature, custom-built cabins.