In her poem "Chicken Without a Cause" Linda Back McKay brings us a surreal account of a transformation

Beltrami Historical Society Executive Director Gary Rozman and Board Secretary Sue Bruns, stopped by the studio during our morning show to talk about the historical society, what goes on there and the many upcoming events happening.

Grant Frashier

Close to Home visits Mr. Ed's Farm near Hibbing for Supper on the Farm an event that wants to connect people with local farmers for an evening of food, learning, music and fun.

John Latimer

Each week we take a close look at the natural world around us in the weekly Phenology Report.  Have a question, comment or observation about what you are noticing outside?  We'd love to hear from you!  Send an email, leave a voice message at 218-999-9876 or connect with us on the KAXE/KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook.   Your thoughts help tell the phenology story of our amazing region! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB page

Every Tuesday we talk phenology during the KAXE/KBXE Morning Show.  During our "Talkback" time, we compile the nature reports from listeners and share them with the world.  What are you noticing outside?  We'd love to hear about it.  Give us a call at 218-999-9876, send us an email or check out our KAXE/KBXE Season Watch on Facebook and join in a conversation there.  

We caught up with Lorie Yourd, Board President of the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.  She filled us in on what is happening with the renovation of the new art center!  Multiple dedicated gallery spaces, rooms for workshops,  opportunities for community experiences, and a comprehensive retail space will all make up the new art center.   

The Jaques Art Center has been bringing visual art experiences to the Aitkin area for 22 years.  This weekend kicked off their latest exhibit, Community Canvas, created by people who live in and love the Aitkin area.  We spoke with Barden Heft the President of the Jaques Board of Directors.  He told us the history of the Jaques Art Center, explained the Community Canvas project and talked about what the Jaques Art Center brings to Aitkin. 

John Bauer

Program 27: Competition Threatens the Paper Mill; E.W. Backus

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".

Bernis Ingvaldson and her husband Jim started Honeyberry Farm on their 2 1/2 acre home place 7 years ago. They started building their log home in 2004 and moved in in 2oo5. In the winter of 2010 Bernis saw a new blue-colored fruit in a gardening magazine, called honeyberry. She tasted them in Canada. Soon she and Jim had planted an acre of honeyberries and some other fruit.

Edge Center for the Arts

Each July, The Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork hosts the Stages Theater Company from Hopkins, MN .  Stages Theater Company’s content always focuses on children’s stories, fables or novels.   This weekend, Shrek The Musical takes the Edge Center stage.

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