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Wednesday, October 4 the University of MN’s Natural Resources Research Institute hosted an open house for the media at its research lab in Coleraine.  The purpose of the event was to showcase a new bio-fuels project that is the result of ten years of research into producing renewable fuels from wood chips and other plants.

Friday mornings Timberjay editor and publisher Marshall Helmberger tells us about some of the stories they covered this week.  Today we hear about the a visit by Rep. Ilhan Omar and other Somali Americans to Tower, a Forest Management bill that has been proposed, the health of the wolf population, issues and outages with internet services and fall color progress.

One of the many fun stops at the State Fair is at the corner of Randall and Cosgrove where the Math-on-a-Stick activites cover x number of square feet (please solve for x). We talked to one of the volunteers who share fun math experiences with fairgoers of all ages.

Paddle Minnesota: Amy and Dave Freeman

Oct 4, 2017

Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Amy and Dave Freeman about their new book “A Year in the Wilderness – Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters”. The book chronicles their year spent living in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness to call attention to the threat of sulfide mining within the wilderness watershed.

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Group on FB


Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  what's changing color, flying, blooming, ripening and happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

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


School's open and the student Phenology Reports are rolling in!   Click on the links to hear what the kids are noticing across the listening region!  

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

What We Are Reading - Show us your shelf

Oct 3, 2017

In this installment of What We're Reading, listener-readers tell us about their favorite books they read over the summer and we get to know more about our community of readers in a new feature, "Show Me Your Shelf" -- Producer Tammy Bobrowsky visits the home of Grace from Bemidji and asks her about her book collection.

Do you have a bookshelf you would like to share with us?  Send it along to

The same guy, Fred Pittroff,who built the giant slide at the State Fair still keeps track of it, having passed off ownership and operation to his son. We were lucky enough to talk to him in the AMPERS booth.

Does the writing of poetry revolve around a red wheel-barrow? This week on wordish Emilio DeGrazia lays out his case.

This year MN Governor Mark Dayton is celebrating the tradition of hunting in Grand Rapids.  Hunting is a great tradition and an economic boost in Grand Rapids and Itasca County and Executive Director Megan Christenson from Visit Grand Rapids and Craig Engwall from MN Deer Hunters Association joined us this morning. 


Centerstage MN Concert

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Thursday, October 19 @7:30pm


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"Oui" by Camille

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