Tony Bennett in studio for The Local

The Dames on The Local 8/14

Legendary local heavy rockers The Dames made their mark on the Duluth music scene and beyond from 1996 until 2005. The trio reunited in 2017; they've since played a handful of shows and recently released Detritus , a collection of rarities. We talked with lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Tony Bennett during The Local on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30pm and shared some tracks as a preview for their Duluth release show on Saturday, August 17, at Pizza Luce. The Dames Pizza Luce

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Becky Nelson put that question to the members of the Feminist Action Collective, and they responded with a flood of short fiction that had, in one way or another, resonated with them.

Then Nelson turned the selected works over to Kendra Carlson of Superior Shorts, and the result will be performed tonight on the Teatro stage.

Art in Bayfront Park

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Invisible Man (after Ralph Ellison), 2015 Indigo and matte acrylic on book pages on panel 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) Courtesy Studio K.O.S., Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong © Tim Rollins and K.O.S Photograph by Michael ThomasCredit © Tim Rollins and K.O.S/Michael Thomas/Pulitzer Foundation for the ArtsEdit | Remove

Go To Gigs 8/9

Aug 9, 2019
Honest Maude

Bayfront Blues Festival

Starting at 11am on Friday until Sunday evening, a jam packed lineup full of blues singers, artists, and bands

Bayfront Festival Park

Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11 | $50 Single Day Gate Price | All Ages


Cities Never Sleep, The Documentary, Fight For The Weekend, LoH1Funk

Celebrate pop - punk band Cities Never Sleep album release


It's no surprise that friends make your life better.

The folks that support you when things go bad, celebrate with you when they go well, make you laugh, keep you company - they're what life is about.

But for today's college students, leaving the familiar people and places of home is dauntung, especially since they may not be as skilled at face-to-face friendmaking as previous generations.

The solution?  The brainchild of a UMD alumnus and his UMD-alumni staff: an app to help you connect with good old-fashioned friends.

Lisa Johnson

Larry Weber can't get enough awesome August.

Despite shorter days, the temps have cooled just enough and the winds have switched just enough to make the perfect mosquito repellent.

A lot of the little ones that were born and hatched over the summer are out and about these days, new wildflowers are cropping up all the time, and it's a berry good time for a walk in the woods!

Trending Topics 2019/Flickr

What motivates a mass shooter?

Bella is a white and black mixed breed who is approximately 3 years old. Bella is a playful gal who loves to romp around with her best friend, Leroy! She is great on the leash, treat motivated, and very attentive to people! 

Lori Seele

Like a lot of invasive species that are causing problems now, people imported Japanese and Bohemian knotweed to America because it was pretty.

All these years later, though, we know the knotweed is a serious problem for the environment -- and for the foundation of your house.

Hope Village/

Next week, Duluth will hold another public meeting to talk about changing zoning ordinances to clear the way for tiny h0mes in the community.  Zoning regulations, many having to do with the minimum size of a home and how many homes can be put on a lot, are a big stumbling block as the tiny house movement tries to gain traction.

Tom Kasper says now's the time to start looking at your garden and deciding which peonies, iris, bleeding hearts and other perennials you might be ready to divide and share.

It's kind of a bookend to the big gardening club plant sales at beginning of the season.


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We're currently experiencing a technical issue with our home page streaming player. The good news is that while we work on that, you still have several options for streaming KUMD online. Not sure which one to choose? Try the MP3 stream, which works well for many computers and devices.

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Wild Waters Music Fest 8/16

Aug 8, 2019

Catch us at Wild Waters Music Fest a benefit concert in an effort to save the Boundary Waters.

Porcupine Moutains Music Festival 8/23 - 8/25

Aug 7, 2019

The 15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held August 23-25, 2019. The Festival takes place at 36606 Carp Lake Tower Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953 and features artists like The War and Treaty, Dustbowl Revival, and Charlie Parr.
3 Day Passes are $72 and 1 Day Passes are $28.

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KUMD Live from Studio A Volume 1

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1 , a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

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