Please Stand By Tower Campaign

The KAXE tower and transmitter are in need of replacing. Maggie Montgomery and Kari Hedlund talked about the history of the existing tower, including when a gravel truck knocked down our first tower in 1984. Dan Houg, Station Engineer, spoke with Kari and Maggie about the scope of the tower and transmitter project and provides a 101 of HOW radio waves are transferred. Maggie spoke with Loren Solberg to better explain the bonding process. Maggie, Kari, John and Sarah talked about funding...

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MacRostie Art Center

We check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids every First Friday.  She was in the studio this morning telling Heidi and John and our listeners about all the great stuff happening in Grand Rapids this weekend.  In addition to the usual First Friday events, Winter Glow Festival kicks off today at 4pm in downtown Grand Rapids complete with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

The Ely Folk School builds community  by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness, heritage, art, history, culture and craft of the people of northern Minnesota.  We check in with Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School on the first Friday of each month and she tips us off on the upcoming events. 

Bemidji, MN was just named Minnesota Monthly's Best MN Town.  One of the many elements of Bemidji that make it unique is its passion for the arts.  The Bemidji Sculpture Walk, a thriving theater and music scene, the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, the First Friday Arts Walk, and the yearly Art in the Park are just a sampling of wealth of riches in the arts that set Bemidji apart from other comparable towns.  

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Tune in each week at 2:00 and 10:00pm for Centerstage Minnesota, featuring Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

Nancy B Sura via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

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 , flying, freezing 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.   

John Swartz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

    

    

Kids all across Minnesota are sending in their Phenology reports and we are excited about their excitement! The next generation of nature lovers is passionate about the environment!    Click on the links to hear what the kids are noticing across the listening region!  

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

Star-Tribune

Xcel Energy recently announced it wants to get out of contracts to buy electricity from Laurentian Energy's municipal power plants in Hibbing and Virginia.  In 2006 the power plants converted part of their production to make energy from wood biomass rather than coal.  It's the latest blow to the declining forest products industry in northern Minnesota.  Xcel says energy from wood is too expensive.  The Associated

Just in time for post family holiday blahs blah blahs, Todd Boss sheds some new light on the much used father-to-son words - "Toughen up."

John Bauer

Program 46: Charles Blandin jumps into the war between paper makers and publishers

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

Lefse is an important part of many Northland holiday meals and in Fosston, MN Lefse Fest is the traditional holiday kickoff.  Host Grant Frashier trys to find the secret to making good lefse at this fun event.

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