Tick bites are possible throughout the year but in Wisconsin and Minnesota, these parasitic arachnids are especially active from May through September. Though many types of ticks don’t feed on people, those that do can transmit several serious diseases, with a heightened risk for people who spend time outdoors.
Ashley Johnson, a nurse practitioner with the Aspirus Tick Borne Illness Center in Woodruff, speaks with WPR’s Shereen Siewert with advice on how to get out into the woods without becoming a deer tick’s next meal, and information you need to know about protecting yourself during tick season.
Also, the rock group Soul Asylum hit the big time with their Grammy-winning song “Runaway Train” in 1993. But the endless travels and performances eventually led Duluth native and lead guitarist Dan Murphy to take a break that ended up lasting 10 years. The pandemic brought him to a quiet meeting with singer-songwriter Jeff Arundel, whose introspective and more personal sound proved to be the perfect mash-up for their new duo, The Scarlet Goodbye. The pair joins “Simply Superior” host Robin Washington to showcase music from their new album, “Hope's Eternal,” ahead of a performance next week in Superior.