Please Stand By Tower Campaign

The KAXE tower and transmitter are in need of replacing. Maggie Montgomery and Kari Hedlund talked about the history of the existing tower, including when a gravel truck knocked down our first tower in 1984. Dan Houg, Station Engineer, spoke with Kari and Maggie about the scope of the tower and transmitter project and provides a 101 of HOW radio waves are transferred. Maggie spoke with Loren Solberg to better explain the bonding process. Maggie, Kari, John and Sarah talked about funding...

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David Harrington

 

Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  what's changing , flying, freezing and happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

What have you noticed?  Send us a note via email or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876.  We'd love to hear about it.   

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

    

Every Tuesday we hear from students across Minnesota as they send us their weekly Phenology Reports.  Included in this week's reports are the following comments from our intrepid nature reporters: 

"Hannah reports that at her country house there’s a little frozen over pond.  Last week she lay on the clear ice for an hour looking at little fish swimming, rocks, and green plants waving in the water.  She says it was like looking through glass into a giant aquarium."

Whenever Moorehead poet Kevin Zepper feels it is a damp, drizzly November in his soul - he accounts it high time to get to the...coffee cup!

Heidi Holtan

Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach broke the story of sexual harassment in the MN Legislature in November of 2017.  Senator Dan Schoen (D) of St.

John Bauer

Program 48: Herbert R. Gault and Charles Blandin's Big Deal, 1927

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".

We spoke with Steve Waller from the Grassroots Concert Series in Nisswa recently.  The Grassroots Concert Series has been bringing live music to the Brainerd Lakes area for 30 years.  Tonight they welcome singer-songwriter Sally Barris to the Live Well Nightclub which is housed inside the Journey Church in Nisswa.  The show begins at 7:30 and doors open at 6:30.  Click on the link to hear our conversation about the concert series, learn a little about Sally Barris and hear one of her songs. 

Timberjay Newspaper

Every Friday morning we check in with Marshall Helmberger about the stories they've been covering at the Timberjay newspaper.  This week his topics were the Mining Tax Guide, Representative Emmer's "the Miner Act", a study on the impact of climate change on winter recreation tourism and how the changes of the deer permit areas in NE MN will impact the moose population. 

Hannah Rakow is a young woman on a mission - a mission to create.  Her medium of choice is clay and  her passion lies in the art of creating one of a kind ceramics.   In this Area Voices segment, Hannah shares how her path led her toward the love of design more than once and how, once she listened to her inner voice, ceramics have taken over her life. 

David Shankbone

You can work with RuPaul, take flight with Humbird, and sing along with Lipps, Inc. in the most recent Centerstage Minnesota. Listen each week at 2 and 10 for two hours of Minnesota-made music in all genres. Follow along on social media and join the conversation at #kaxemusic. Hear the Dec. 1st show by clicking this link (PRX).

Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery Facebook page

Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery in Nisswa and Baxter is owned and operated by Mike and Julie  French.  The Frenches travel the globe testing coffees to ensure they roast beans that will become the coffees beloved by their customers.  They make a conscious effort to do business with coffee farmers who grow delicious coffee and conduct thoughtful, humanitarian business practices.

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Pat DiNizio, a singer and songwriter who made popular rock songs as the leader of The Smithereens, died on Tuesday at age 62, his fellow band members say. No cause of death was provided.

A 10-year-old boy at a school in Okinawa was slightly injured when a transport helicopter from a nearby U.S. Marine Corps base lost a windshield as it flew overhead.

A statement from U.S. Forces, Japan, confirmed that a window from a CH-53H helicopter "fell onto the sports field of Daini Futenma Elementary School outside of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The aircraft immediately returned to MCAS Futenma and reported the incident."

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is ready to talk about talking to North Korea.

"We're ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk. And we're ready to have the first meeting without pre-condition," he said, in remarks at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington, D.C.

The chief executives of 59 private colleges and seven public universities took home more than $1 million in total compensation in 2015, according to an analysis released this week by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The fire that has been raging for 10 days in southern California – one of the largest and most destructive in the state's history — is being gradually contained, firefighters say, but there's still a long way to go.

The Thomas Fire, which is straddling Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, has burned through 236,000 acres and is, as of late Tuesday, considered 25 percent contained, according to Calfire. That is up from 20 percent containment on Monday.

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