Public Affairs

Frozen 45 Rules

Feb 14, 2020

University of Minnesota Duluth Out Cold Week
Contest Rules for The Hunt for the Frozen 45
Sponsored by KUMD 103.3 FM, UMD Stores, and The Reader Weekly.

Forever Home 2/13

Feb 13, 2020

Forever Home 2/6

Feb 6, 2020


Jax is 5 years old and has lived with kids, dogs and cats. He is potty trained and knows his basic commands. His family was moving and didn't bring him along.

Princess Peach

Princess Peach is estimated to be 1.5 yrs old. She is a little shy as she settles into her foster home and she is good with cats. 

Forever Home 1/30

Jan 30, 2020
Forever Home Pets
Forever Home Pets


Chloe had a litter of puppies recently and now they are ready to find their forever families. This friendly lab mix is about two years old and around 40 pounds. Chloe is potty trained and has not needed to be kenneled in her foster home.


Forever Home 1/23

Jan 23, 2020


Jazmine is a one year old lab mix. She came into rescue shortly after weaning a litter of puppies. Jazmine is SUPER friendly and she loves everyone. She is crate trained and potty trained.


Maw-Maw is a two year old tabby and white mama that came into Scooby’s Animal Mission with her baby Popo. Maw-Maw has lived with cats, dogs, and kids and she is very social and friendly.

KUMD's John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon coverage starts on Wednesday, January 22 on Northland Morning. We're getting you ready for the race with a chance to win a dog sled run for two from Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing near Bayfield. Be listening the week of January 20 for your chance to enter and win!

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For 22 years, people who want to learn more about how government works, about the people we elect to work for us, and how to effect change gather at the end of January in the lower level of the First United Methodist Church.

Forever Home 1/16

Jan 16, 2020


Jammers is a delightful tabby young lady, born April 1, 2019. Jammers has lived with other cats and dogs. She is very social and loves affection.


Ranger, is a young yellow lab just about 2 years old. He is a loving, playful, happy-go-lucky little boy. He loves other dogs, tolerate cats, and loves adults. Ranger has lived with kids in the past, but doesn’t care for them much. 

Forever Home 1/9

Jan 9, 2020


Rose is a young adult cat about one year old. She is friendly and loving. She is comfortable around other cats (once adjusted), but seemed skittish with a dog visit. She recently gave birth and was a fantastic mother to her kittens. She is lean and very athletic.


Jenny Van Sickle

What started out as a look at the efficiency of government operations in Superior has turned into a literal referendum on city government.

RW Management was hired in June to review the operation of the city.  But when the findings were released, what caught the attention of - and polarized parts of the community - was the recommendation to make the mayor a part-time position and hire a full-time city administrator.

Join KUMD at the starting line for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon! 

Meet the mushers at 9am, catch the start of the race at 11am. 

We will be starting at Billy’s in Duluth 

Billy’s Bar (3502 W. Tischer Rd, Duluth,MN)

KUMD will be at the Beargrease Cutest Puppy Contest at Fitger's on January 25 taking in the region's cutest pups! The event is free and open to the public.

Do you have a puppy you would like to enter into the contest? Registration Is FREE and starts at 11:00 am at Fitger’s and ends at 12:00 pm. Voting begins at 12:00 pm and closes at 2:00 pm. Award Ceremony will be at approximately 2:15 pm.. Open to the first 40 puppies!

Age Requirements: puppies must be between 4 to 9 months.

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Many people don't have a lot of sympathy for an addict going through withdrawal in a jail cell.

Detoxing from opiods is so awful many addicts would rather keep using, but multiple studies on unsupervised detox (mainly in prison) indicates it's not just uncomfortable, it can be fatal.


Aspen (Blue Heeler mix) was found as a stray and when her hold time was up, she joined us at Scoobys' Animal Mission.  After a vet check, we discovered she is heart worm positive.  But thankfully heartworm is easily treated.  Aspen is about 1.5 years old which means she is past the puppy crazies and she is very friendly. She is foster to adopt as her adoption cannot be finalized until her treatments are done.

Chuck Marohn / Wiley