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Each year, Carlton County is well represented at the annual Homegrown Musical Festival in Duluth. It's the 25th edition of the weeklong festival that celebrates local music and other arts at venues across the Twin Ports. It opened Sunday and included Darren Shabaiash, right, with the stage name of Darren Sipity, who is a rapper from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He was part of the opening ceremony set at Hoops Brewery in Canal Park.

The #theindianheadband is a family group from Cloquet led by Lyz Jaakola that plays a fun set of songs about Indigenous peoples, issues or influences. With her on stage at Zeitgeist Teatro in downtown Duluth Sunday were Jackson Ripley, Jeremy Gardner, Hunter Jaakola, Xander Ripley-Jaakola, Jagger Ripley-Jaakola, David Ripley and Darcey St. John. The festival runs through Sunday.

Photos by Amber Nichols / Pine Knot News