Strong Sandy

Jul 2, 2018
Sandy Layman

We continue our Strong Women series with Representative Sandy Layman (R).  Sandy lives in the Grand Rapids area  and represents MN District 5b.

Maggie Montgomery

Stuart Lavalier spoke to us this week from the strawberry patch at his u-pick business--Lavalier's Berry Patch and Orchard in Grand Rapids. It was June 27th, the morning of the first day of the 2018 strawberry season. When he picked up the phone, helpers were picking boxes of berries for customers who prefer to buy their berries ready-picked. The birds were singing. Anticipation was in the air.

Grant Frashier

The Underground Optimist promotes entrepeneurs, the arts and creating community in Ely, MN.  Host Grant Frashier talks with Kara Polyner about who and what the Optimists are.

According to Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidenic of Climate Change, the blacklegged tick and the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia Burgdorferi, deserve our respect. "The ticks have amazing abilities. First of all, they wait forever on a little blade of grass, and there are so many out there that sooner or later one or two of them is going to get lucky and a mammal or a person will pass by.

Shawn Kiefer and Parker Bruns will compete in the USA Special Olympics July 1st thru 6th in Seattle, Washington.   Shawn stopped by the KBXE studio to chat about how he's preparing.  He was joined by Shannon Murray, Community Outreach Specialist for Bemidji Area Special Olympics, and Lisa Bruns whose son Parker Bruns is also a competitor.  

Call of the Wild: Stephanie Anderson

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Milt Lee travels to Fosston to visit with fiber artist Stephanie Anderson about her art and the Pine to Prairie Folk School she co-founded.

Steve Cordts, Bemidji

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Every week we learn from our listeners about what they are noticing outside and every week our resident phenologist John Latimer assesses today's climate happenings with those in his 30+ years phenological data collection. 

Today, in our talkback segment, John Latimer takes listeners on a tour of the KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook to share what some of our Seasonwatchers are dialoguing about. 

University of MN Cloquet Forestry Center

Eli Sagor is an Extension Specialist with the University of Minnesota based at the Cloquet Forestry Center.  Today he reminded us that carbon grows on trees!

Eli will be at the #OnlyInMN monument celebration for Bemidji tomorrow June 27th. 

There must be a reason that the words heart, and hearth, vary by only one letter. Little Falls, Mn. writer, Jonathan Wichmann explores

Sarah Bignall

Today on the Morning Show we welcomed a walker into our studio.  Ben Clagett is walking across America, coast to coast.  You can see his progress, and find out if you might want to connect with him and help him out along his travels at this website Walk for 60


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