Wendy Greenberg has been contra dancing most of her life.  It's an art form she learned from her folk dancing parents and something she's sought out and thoroughly enjoyed throughout her adult life. Greenberg received a grant through the Region 2 Arts Council to share contra dance with the Bemidji area via a dance series she orchestrated...

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This year's cool summer has been great for growing rhubarb, a versatile plant that is taking a starring role this week at the Grand Rapids Farmers' Market. The idea came Patti and Arnold Schmidt from Schmidt Family Farm . Arnie and Patti are known for growing monster rhubarb, and they've challenged other farmers, gardeners and market customers to a "biggest rhubarb leaf" contest.

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We are talking barbecue on this edition of Close to Home as we visit Fozzie's Smokin' Bar-B-Q a new restaraunt in Bemidji.

Every Friday afternoon, we seek out the best in music from our great state--from the hyper local music of Harmonica Rich to Grammy Award winner, Dan Wilson. We just like good music and bringing it to you Fridays from 2-4 and 10-Midnight on Centerstage Minnesota.

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Mathew Schum grew up in Minnesota and went on to become an art curator and  professor of art history at Cal State Bakersfield.  He curated the Nemeth Art Center's 40th Anniversary exhibit that will be up thru July 15th.

Tune in Friday's to Centerstage Minnesota. Every week I try to find the most interesting mix of music from all over the state. This week's show features Monroe Crossing, Sarah Morris, Trampled by Turtles and so much more. You can hear the whole program by clicking here for PRX.

The Mississippi River Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, July 14th & 15th at the KAXE amphitheater in Grand Rapids. This year’s lineup is OUTSTANDING and will be a great mix of blues, folk, rock and world music.

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Har Mar Superstar (Friday 8pm) - Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) is an American songwriter / performer who makes R&B / Pop / Soul music. What started as a one-man show in 1999 has grown into a full band revue. Often noted as a premier live act, Tillmann works the crowd and earns his keep with sweat equity.

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Thursday mornings at 7:20 is Making Sausage where we take a look at how government and politics work.  This week Heidi Holtan and DFL commentator Colleen Nardone talked with former MN House Speaker (DFL) Paul Thissen who announced his bid for governor.  Who do you think should run for governor?  Email us! 

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Program 23: The Growth of the Paper Industry in the U.S. 1870 - 1900

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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This week Timberjay publisher and editor Marshall Helmberger on a new buyer for the Vermilion marina, a phishing hassle in Greewood Township , public hearings from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and MN Power's plan for renewables by 2025. 

You can hear the Border News Roundup Friday mornings at 7:20. 

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