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Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

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Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer provides listeners with a full report of what has been happening out in nature over the course of the week.  This week the report includes an early thunderstorm, aspen buds, pussy willow flowers, butterfly watch, a robin clarification lesson, and what birds to watch for in the coming days.  Bog walking, lakes melting, the end of the lake skating, and the sound of a saw whet owl...

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So many phenology indicators this week  that spring is getting closer and closer!  Starlings, drumming grouse, roosting partridges, otters, fishers, cardinals, and chickadees feeding right out of a child's hands! We heard from the kids at North Shore Community School, Roosevelt Elementary, Robert J. Elkington Middle School this week.  We also got a report from Mark from Effie as well as Jeff from Brainerd, Joel and Dallas.  Thanks to all of you for your great phenology reporting.

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John Emery recently joined us on the Morning Show and  spoke to the staff and board of directors of Northern Community Radio about what it means to be Muslim in Minnesota.  John spoke on behalf of the Islamic Resource Center of MN

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Barry Simonson is the Director of Line 3 Pipeline Execution for Enbridge Energy.  He talked with us about the replacement of line 3, why it's needed and where it is planned to go. 

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Singer songwriter and activist Annie Humphrey joined us to talk about an Honor the Earth event at the Macrostie Art Center on November 12th called "The End of Line 3 Protest".  Also at the event will be Ojibwe storyteller Anne Dunn and from Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke. 

It's the First Friday of the month and that means all kinds of fantastic things are going on around our listening area!  This morning we heard from Chelsea Johnson of  the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School and Katie Carter from the KBXE studio in downtown Bemidji.  Take a listen to find out what's going on!

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Citizens for an Informed Electorate, the City of Bemidji, and Northern Community Radio sponsored a 2-hour candidate forum on March 2nd, for candidates for Ward 4 Bemidji City Council.

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There is no "off season" for farmers. That's the verdict from garlic grower and farm market advocate Jesse Davis. Jesse and his husband Warren planted over 30,000 garlic cloves last fall at their farm, Trout Lake Garlic. That's less than the 50,000 they had planned, but with last fall's rain and humidity some of the seed they were hoping to grow rotted. This winter there was record warm weather in January, and more freeze-thaw cycles are predicted.

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Most Minnesota gardeners would like to expand their growing season.  Timberjay Newspaper publisher Marshall Helmberger has found a way and recently led a class titled Build Your Own Solar Greenhouse in Virginia.   Close to Home host Grant Frashier was there and talked with Marshall.

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