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Katelyn Dokken is the Program Manager for  the MN Reading Corps.   They are looking to hire both reading and math tutors across northern MN, part and full time with benefits.  Katelyn stopped by our studios to tell us more. 

The Spin Collective is a northern Minnesota based  fire dancing troupe.   Hoola Hooper Braina Sterle recently spoke with Katie Carter about this fascinating artform.  You can catch The Spin Collective's performance during the All School Reunion Celebrations in Chisolm this  Saturday, August 12th.  The group will perform in front of the main stage at 9:30pm Saturday evening! 

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During the Friday Morning Show, John Bauer and Heidi Holtan spoke with Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration, Matt Massman.  As Commissioner, Matt Massman leads dozens of administrative serves service divisions including the department that is overseeing the Minnesota State Capitol 2017 Grand Opening. 

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This week on the Border News Roundup Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger told us about ambitious and innovative Orr Recreation and Resource Center.  They are using an old school building to explore sustainability, alternative energies and local food including aquaponics.  The Homesteading and Sustainability Expo is August 19th & 20th. 

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This time Close to Home takes a look at barrel racing.  We visit a Thursday night barrel race series being held at Rock Island Ranch north of Grand Rapids.  It is one of many similar events held through 0ut the state each week.  

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Every week I try to find the best representations of Minnesota music, like Walt Mink, who's album was listed as one of the top debuts in the country in the early 90s, and The Roe Family Singers, who sing old time music better than most. Click my link on PRX to hear the whole show. See if you can find the place where I sneak in New Orlean's son Trombone Shorty.

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We continue our conversations with MN governor candidates.  This week Republican candidate Jeff Johnson.  He's a former legislator and current Hennepin County Commissioner

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This Wednesday morning on our Local Food segment local garlic farmer and Grand Rapids Farmers market vendor Jesse Davis stopped by.  He's also the Member Services Manager for the MN Farmers Market Association and he told us what's going on for National Farmers Market Week.  Check out Jesse's weekly column for the Grand Rapids Herald Review here:

We spoke with Luverne Seifert, co-artistic director for Sod House Theater on the morning show today. He told us all about her organization's mission to take professional theater experiences to rural Minnesota in order to inspire person to person dialogue about community issues.

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We welcomed back MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr today.  He gave us a broad understanding of what public lands are in MN and how are state is different.  We also covered conservation legacy partners grants, aquatic invasive species, Mille Lacs lake and other issues.  Tune in! 

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