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The Ragamala Dance Company has brought their "emotional vistas" of Indian Dance to audiences large and small  for the past 25 years. The troupe brings Sacred Earth, a multi-modal original theatrical dance experience, to Bemidji Wednesday, April 19.

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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".

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The creative spirit is strong in northern Minnesota and here at Northern Community Radio we celebrate it!  On the First Friday of every month, our Area Voices segment connects you with the arts events happening around the listening region.

Each year Northern Community Radio conducts a survey of its Arts and Cultural Heritage programs. The results are sent to the Minnesota Legislature so they can see how we're doing, and we also use the information internally so we can do a better job. We appreciate your feedback! Take the survey here! Thanks!!!

We couldn't have the campfire, but Kim Nagler created the musical mood when she stopped by Centerstage Minnesota. Her band Hobo Revival continues the tradition of great local music that started around the fire growing up.

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and Grand Rapids Area fishing guide Tom Neustrom stopped by the KAXE studios to talk about state budget concerns and what fee increases can mean for all Minnesotans. 

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Our resident phenologist John Latimer gives his full, weekly report of observations he's made in the natural world as they relate to climate.  Spring is in the air! Listen to the report for a full breakdown of what is going on outside these days.  An analysis of tree maturation compared to other years, sightings of northern harriers, redwing black birds, grackles, blue birds, butterflies, junco, and wood frogs and spring peepers are all in the mix this week!  

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Spring is in the air and the phenological signs are all around us! We heard from kids and grown ups all across the listening area this week!  From as far north as Baudette and as far south as Crosby-Ironton, our listeners are observing the subtle changes in nature and we are loving it!  Thanks to everyone who contributed to the talkback show this week.

If you are interested in becoming a Phenology reporter but not sure where to start, this could be for you. John Latimer has created an easy-to-use tracking sheet for budding Phenologists of all ages. The worksheet lists a variety of seasonal events, along with the average date from John's records, and space for your notes.

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