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Review: The War and Treaty keep soaring past expectations

Sep. 23, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

The War and Treaty, “Hearts Town" (Rounder) It says something about an act when much of their work would fit neatly onto just about any music playlist. That's certainly true of The War and Treaty, the category-defying married duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter. On their second full-length...

Self-taught woodcarver whittles her way into books for kids

Sep. 19, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

ISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Out in the mountains just a stone’s throw from where she grew up, you can usually find Minnie Adkins, 86, sitting in a recliner holding a knife. With a towel on her lap and a soft piece of wood in one hand, the elderly but spunky woman whittles until the faces of foxes, bears,...

Karl Sundquist and his son Mikko pose and play in a river near his Cook, Minnesota home while promoting his new album

Northern Minnesota musician prepares to release album

Aug. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — If you want to know how to accomplish creative goals during a pandemic, ask Karl Sundquist, who managed to finish an entire album in the hinterlands of northern Minnesota. Sundquist is a St. Louis County Assistant Attorney. He’s also a musician who has decades of experience...