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Pressroom Podcast: Cooking up laughs and policy with Bayfield’s Mary Dougherty

Mary Dougherty of Bayfield stands on the dock near the Madeline Island ferry Island Queen during a snowfall in the winter of 2017. (News Tribune / 2017 file)

She is an activist to keep factory farms away from Lake Superior, she wrote a cookbook based from her blog and she drove all the way from Bayfield to the “big city” to tell us about her interesting life.

This week Mary Dougherty talks about her advocacy (which has now led to a career), how her family of seven ended up in the small town of Bayfield, and how her first cookbook "Life in a Northern Town," which offers a mix of essay about the south shore, along with vivid photography and lots of recipes came to be.

What we are into this week: New season of “American Crime Story,” DC comic Doomsday Clock, inadvertently ABBA, pig heads and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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. This podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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