Chuck and Aaron Dig Deeper yet by discussing the end of the MN Legislative Session this year and the governor's vetoes. 

Crow Wing County Historical Society

Aaron and Chuck continue the conversation on the closing of major retail stores like Herberger's by looking to the future.  They differ on what should/could happen.  What do you think?  What would make your town better?  Email us! 

John Bauer

Program 73  "A Close Call": Setbacks and the High Cost of Rebuilding the Dam, 1948 - 49

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".

Grant Frashier

The Kensington Runestone is one of Minnesota's icons, but the question of whether it is real or a hoax has been debated for over 100 years.  Close to Home visits the Runestone Museum in Alexandria and talks with Director Amanda Seim.

Singer Lady Midnight visited the KBXE studio during CenterStage Minnesota recently. She talked about her music and a variety of artistic endeavors including helping kids at Red Lake Secondary Complex write a song and create a music video now available online. Hear the interview by clicking below.

We continue our Strong Women series with an analysis of a focus group recently held at KAXE in Grand Rapids.  Laura Connelly lead the conversation - she's a recipient of a Bush Fellowship and studies and leads conversations with a focus on human-centered design.

Brainerd Dispatch

When the iron mines layoff workers or shut down, we hear about programs to assist them and training to move into other jobs.  What about retail workers?  On Dig Deep liberal Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn look at those jobs and what it means.  Aaron wrote in his blog, Minnesota Brown:

Grant Frashier

Close to Home visited National Sauna Day in Embarrass.

Countless little ones dream of being dancers when they grow up, but few actually take the steps and put in the grueling hours required to turn that dream into reality.  Arimee Gambill of Grand Rapids has enrolled in dance classes at the Reif Center since she was a little girl.

Sue Keeler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week our resident phenologist John Latimer provides a complete Phenology Report giving listeners a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota. And, a lot is happening out in nature in northern Minnesota right now!

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

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The Trump administration's decision to separate children from their families as a way to curb illegal immigration is adding fuel to an already fiery debate over immigration.

A group of House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday, days before a planned vote by House Republicans next week. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials alternately took credit and sought to distance the administration from the family separation policy.

With chants of "families united" and "free our children now," hundreds of people marched from El Paso, Texas, to the tent city in Tornillo, Texas, where children have been detained for immigration violations.

The Father's Day march was primarily organized by Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is also running for Senate. He says the march was the brainchild of Veronica Escobar, who is running to fill his seat in the House, as well as other community leaders.

In her first interview since resigning in May, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, gives a blistering critique of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration agenda. Jacobson tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro enforcement actions that result in children being separated from their parents, as well as a recent decision to narrow the definition of what qualifies someone for asylum, are "draconian" and "un-American."

Tom Krall lives on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands on the west end of the island, high on a ridge. That's where he was in September when Hurricane Irma roared through.

"We had the full blast," Krall says. "Twenty of the 30 houses in my neighborhood lost their roofs or worse."

The National Hurricane Center says Irma had sustained winds of 185 mph when it hit the Virgin Islands with gusts of 200 mph or higher. They were the most powerful winds ever recorded in that part of the Caribbean.

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