Heidi Holtan

In the second installment of our February Dig Deep Chuck begins the conversation talking about regulation - and Aaron continues talking about the regulatory process now, when it comes to things like pipelines and copper nickel mining.  Take a listen!

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The 2018 Itasca Area Business Water Summit is Wednesday March 14th from 11-1pm.  Bill Grantges the AIS coordinator of Itasca County and John Davis from the Deer Lake Association joined us on the Morning Show today. 

Itasca Area Business Water Summit to be held at the Timberlake Lodge from 11am - 1pm on Wed Mar 14.  

Milt Lee talks with Matt Ratliff, owner of Ready-2-Fruit Mushrooms, a business that supplies people with the information and supplies to grow your own mushrooms - indoor or outdoor -  shiitake, morel, oyster and more!


Has the land we live on always been seen as a "resource center" as Aaron Brown puts it?  Where do our thoughts about environmental concerns come from, historically?  Listen to this month's Dig Deep with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown

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In her poem "A Man in an Illinois Tollbooth Called Me a 'Beautiful Woman' as I was Driving Away", Brett Elizabeth Jenkins makes a split second decision and lives the dream.

John Bauer

Program 58:  David Joyce's Secret Collection; Judy Garland Remembers Grand Rapids

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".

Marshall Helmberger

Every Friday Marshall and I get a chance to talk... this week we continued the conversation about the election of Minnesota's District 8.  Since the talk we've had other's join the race.  But you'll want to hear the WHOLE conversation as Marshall tells us about a new kinds of woodpeckers spotted near his home in Tower.

As of right now, here's who is running for the District 8 Congressional seat:


You never know quite what will happen when members call to report in on their breakfast. Shannon Fitch of Grand Rapids called surrounded by toddlers following her breakfast of coffee and candy hearts. John and Heidi extracted a few more details about Shannon's life providing Daycare for kids aged 10 months to 5 years and the joy of determining whether or not peanut butter toast requires butter first. Don't miss your chance to share a breakfast story. Listen Fridays around 7:40, and be ready to call.

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer's mysteries have garnered national attention, accolades and loyal followers for years.  Now that he's ventured into the world of children's books, he's attracting a whole new population of readers.  His series "Ordinary People Change The World" features historical figures who've done incredible things, but Meltzer presents them in ways kids can readily relate to.  True stories from their childhoods shine new light on people

Maggie Montgomery

Janel Hart didn't set out to become a chocolatier--she had studied fashion merchandising in college. Her life direction changed in 1998 when the business she was managing closed and she heard the local chocolate shop was for sale. 


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As evening settled over eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, the suburb just outside Damascus lay battered by 48 hours of sustained airstrikes. And the approaching night promised still more horror for one hospital.

By 5 p.m. local time, the Syrian American Medical Society says, barrel bombs had begun to fall in a downpour about the medical facility.

The wife of Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself last year amid allegations of sexual assault, has lost a bid to succeed her late husband. The special election returned the seat to Linda Belcher, whom Dan Johnson had unseated.

In the last event of her last Olympics – she has been to five – Kikkan Randall finally did what no American woman had ever done: win a medal in cross-country skiing. And she made it a gold, as Randall and her teammate Jessica Diggins won the team sprint free final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

There's no question that 1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis; the Fair Housing Act was passed; two U.S. athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, took a stand and raised their fists in a monumental salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics; and Star Trek aired the first intergalactic and interracial on-screen kiss. All this, while the U.S. was embroiled in the Vietnam War.

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