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  Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's blooming, flying, ripening and happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  Resident phenologist John Latimer is out of town so today Harvey Tjader joins us as a guest phenologist.  Harvey is a DNR forest ecologist in the Bemidji area.  

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Every Tuesday we gather the Phenology notes, comments and questions sent our way from listeners and we share them the world.  What have you noticed?  Send us a note or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876. We'd love to hear about it! 

Love this stuff?  Check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook.  

Once a month we gather together Minnesota Brown's Aaron Brown and Strong Town's Chuck Marohn.  They have lots in common including their choice to work and raise their families in their hometowns on the Iron Range and in Brainerd....but they come from different philosophical backgrounds - Aaron is liberal, Chuck is conservative. 

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Program 32: Growth of Grand Rapids as a Commercial Center, 1916, Part 2

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

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We spoke with Lisa Jordan from the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd.  She told us all about the Alliance's upcoming move,  the wearable art style show that will celebrate their new space and lots of exciting things happening in downtown Brainerd.   

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Friday mornings we hear about the top stories from the Timberjay newspaper in NE MN.  This week Marshall on the Mesabi Bike Trail, Vermilion State Park's new campground delay, breakfast with the bears at the Vin Schute Wildlife Sanctuary and what's going on in Orr this we

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The Chisholm Downtown Revitalization Project (CDRP) was created as a grassroots effort to enhance the vitality of the heart of Chisholm.  Jessalyn Sabin is a member of the CDRP committee and shared what the committee has been up to like the establishment of a "pocket park" and a historic walking town.

More information can can be found on the CDRP facebook page.

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There are men and women across northern Minnesota who volunteer their time to make sure the rest of us stay safe.  Kurt Erickson is a volunteer on the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.  Kurt shared with us what the Rescue Squad has been up to this summer and some tips to keep us safe on the lakes and trails in the northland.

For more information visit the St. Louis County website.  Have a question you'd like us to ask, send it along to comments@kaxe.org

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Thursday mornings at 7:45 we talks Sports on KAXE/KBXE.  Our regular team includes John "Big Sexy" Bauer, Kyle "smallies" Erickson, Fred "no hockey" Friedman and Heidi "MN Lynx Only" Holtan.  Today our senior correspondent Scott Hall sat in for Big Sexy.  The MN Lynx are in a small slump, and the boys are holding out hope still for their beloved MN Twins

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