Wildflower Farm

Anna Lauer graduated from culinary school right after high school. She apprenticed herself to a pastry chef, graduated apprenticeship, and continued her education. At age 20 she opened a bakery in downtown Bismark North Dakota. But she was also drawn to farming. Anna and her family soon moved to Wildflower Farm in Puposky, north of Bemidji. "Our farm was the original dairy farm for the Lake Julia Sanitorium years ago.

Minnesota is a hockey state and there's a lot to talk about.  Whether it' s the 218 boys or girls hockey teams or the professional teams or the beginning of the Olympics,  there is excitement there, especially if you listen to Dan Anderson from Hockey House in Brainerd. 

Once a month we get to check in with Film and Pop Culture Professor Jack Nachbar.  He hosts a classic movie series at the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork, MN.  Bigfork has a population of 446 people and the community and visitors are treated to not only a film, but a cartoon from the same year.

Since 1992,  memorial marches have taken place every year across the United States, Canada, and around the world on Valentine's Day in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women.  Native women, as well as  the LGBT community and Two Spirit individuals face violence at disproportionately high rates compared to other categories of people.

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We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

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Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners across Minnesota as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  Even though it's been cold, our student reports are full of action!  Observations include an what seems to be an owlapalooza, a secret lake where rainbow trout abound, muskrats, chickadees singing, and sun dogs are just a few of the highlights!  Listen to the links for all the reports! 

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You're not going to want to miss this interview with renowned DNR bear researcher Dave Garshelis.  He was in today to tell us what they've found out since the highly unusual bear attack in December in Isabella, MN.  Bill Vagts saved his corgi from the bear and got bit, then the bear moved on to a construction site.  The DNR has done extensive studies on the condition of the bear, what was going on at the time of the

Have you ever wondered if technology adapts to our needs, or if our needs adapt to technology? This week, Minneapolis based writer Ali O'Reilly gives us "A Short History of the Telephone" and tries to split the distance between the two.

Mary Lahr Schier's book "From Apples to Zinnias: the Northern Gardener, 150 Years of Garden Wisdom"  is a treasure trove of hints, suggestions, anecdotal stories and tried and true strategies for creating successful gardens in northern climates.  Schier weaves Minnesota history through her pages, connecting current day planting and tending methodologies to their origins in days gone by.

Milt Lee visits with Nate Johnson who resides in a yurt with his partner Emily Derke near Dora Lake, Minnesota.  Nate talks about living off the land through hunting, fishing, wild ricing, gardening and beaver trapping.

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