Headwaters School of Music and the Arts(HSMA)has long been an arts gathering place in Bemidji, MN.  With the release of Christmas in Bemidji Volume 2,  HSMA kicks off its annual fund drive to support student scholarships.  On the Friday morning show we talked with Executive Director Tricia Andrews about the cd, its release party, and what goes on at the school.   

November is National Adoption month - celebrated by national, state and local agencies as well as foster care and adoptive family groups.  The goal is to raise awareness of the need for permanency for the children and youth in our country in foster care and waiting for families. 

Go to MN Adopt for information   or North Homes.

Mikki Anderson is the mother of 7 and joined us to talk about how adoption works. 

What's For Breakfast? is a favorite feature of the Friday Morning Show.  This morning Heidi and John spoke with 12 year old Evelyn from Bemidji.  Evelyn shared a story of lending a helping hand after she saw an actual hand sticking out from behind a car yesterday.  Her tale is a reminder to all of us to stop and help when we see others in trouble.  Thanks Evelyn for sharing your story and your morning with us! 

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Tuesday mornings are special around here. We hear phenology from students and listeners from all across northern MN.  We also get the special treat of the weekly phenology report from our favorite nature reporter John Latimer.  For 33 years John Latimer has been documenting the subtle and not so subtle changes in the environment on The Phenology Show.

Winter Storm Warning in effect across the entire region - expected to last until 6pm this evening in NW MN - until midgnight in Itasca/Cass/Crow Wing counties and until 6am in NE MN - St. Louis Counties.

Heavy snow falling up 1 inch per hour - snow and ice covered roads and visibility less than a quarter mile.  Exercise caution if you must travel - and definitely allow extra time if you MUST travel.

Temps in the low to mid 30s and blowing snow up to 45 mph possible.

Have a snow day!  Be careful out there!

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There are several students in the KAXE/KBXE listening area participating in the Girls Swim & Dive Championships at the U of M Aquatics Center this week.

Dive events took place Wednesday afternoon (11/16/16) with Amanda Hernesman of Grand Rapids, Nyah Adams and Anikka Mattonen of Hibbing and Alyssa Mathis of International Falls all competing in the 1 meter dive event.

91.7 KAXE/90.5 KBXE is collaborating with The Reif Center for a Centerstage MN concert series, the third Thursday of every month. The lineup is an incredible one, check it out below.

Today on our weekly local food segment we talked with Marlise Riffel from the Iron Range Sustainability Project.  They are hosting an event Thursday November 17th with Chef Jenna Ballinger on local, vegetarian cooking for Thanksgiving. 

IRPS facilitates collaboration towards a sustainable and thriving Iron Range.

The goal of IRPS is to build connections between community, economy, and environment to promote sustainable living in northeastern Minnesota.

DNR / http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/glossybuckthorn.html

We talked with Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator for the DNR Laura Van Riper about what buckthorn is and how to control it.  Laura gave us an idea of how to control and get rid of buckthorn if you have it in your yard. 

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Thanks for listening and thanks for coming to the Great Northern Radio Show!  It was a great community event and we thank KUMD - Duluth Public Radio  for their partnership.  We'll be airing a rebroadcast soon and you'll be able to listen at the Great Northern Radio Show website...

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