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Pressroom Podcast: Celebrating our second birthday reuniting with our very first guest, musician Mary Bue

Pressoom Podcast hosts Christa Lawler (far left), Tom Olsen (second from left) and Brady Slater (far right) catch up with the podcast's very first guest Mary Bue (second from right) on this week's second anniversary episode. (Samantha Erkkila / 1 / 2
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Two years ago, to the date, the Pressroom Podcast was born. And today our very first guest joins us to reminisce about our venture into the unknown.  

Just like we have changed and grown in the last two years so has singer/songwriter/yogi Mary Bue. Since we last saw her, Bue moved away from Duluth, started her own yoga studio, got some new bandmates, and went on an artists retreat of a lifetime.

To listen to the first podcast with Bue, you’ll have to go to the very first episode (the one after the introduction). It may sound a bit different since we started recording in our old pressroom in the basement of the News Tribune building. But you can learn more about that in this week’s Birthday Bonus episode where we take you back to the beginning and behind the scenes of the weekly Northland podcast.

What we are into: The obituaries in the paper, AWD, the Italian liquor fernet, and the “Mantra Mom” album which contains an “awesome” chant to the goddess Kali.

Tune in every week to hear Duluth News Tribune reporters Brady Slater, Christa Lawler and Tom Olsen talk about current Duluth and Northland happenings. You can email us at, call our podcast line at 218-382-NEWS or follow us on Facebook. The podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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