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#Current15: 2006 brings a new stage at the State Fair


The Current at the State Fair in 2006

In 2006, Minnesota Public Radio expanded its booth at the Minnesota State Fair, giving The Current a new space for live broadcasts and performances. Check out a photo gallery from that first year of the booth as we know it today.

The Duluth Local Show archive


Studio microphone

The Duluth Local Show, hosted by Brittany Lind, can be heard on The Current in Duluth every Sunday at 8 p.m.

Events in Duluth


The Red Herring

Find concerts, festivals and cultural events in the Zenith City on The Current's events calendar.

‘Going Electric’: Timothée Chalamet reportedly playing Bob Dylan in authorized biopic


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Bob Dylan is reportedly getting the biopic treatment, with swoon-worthy star Timothée Chalamet in talks to play the Duluth native in a movie that centers on Dylan’s infamous decision to plug in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Dylan himself is on board, according to Deadline, serving as an executive producer. The movie’s working title: Going…

15 years, 15 unforgettable Minnesota concerts


This month, The Current is celebrating 15 years on the air. Inspired by Corbin Reiff’s book Lighters in the Sky, Andrea Swensson and I challenged ourselves to think back on every year from 2005 to 2019 and name one essential concert you’d absolutely have to hit if you could go skipping back in a time machine.…

Top 89 of 2019: Best Albums


Top 89 of 2019

The Current's Top 89 countdown is our main year-end event, but we're supplementing the song list with some fabulous bonus categories, including Best Albums.

In memoriam: Music greats we lost in 2019


The end of a year is a time to celebrate the best new music that hit our ears in the past 12 months — and also to remember the remarkable lives and storied careers of people on the music scene who passed on. For the Honey Do list this Saturday, Dec. 28 on The Current,…

Henderson (‘That ain’t Lake Minnetonka’), Minnesota to unveil Prince statue


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“That ain’t Lake Minnetonka,” Prince famously said to Apollonia after she “purified herself” in Purple Rain. He wasn’t lying: it was a section of the Minnesota River in the small town of Henderson, about 50 miles southwest of Minneapolis. For years, the exact spot where the iconic scene was filmed was hard to find. After talking…