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Program 30: Schools, Edna Murphy, Prohibition, Growth of Civic Pride in 1916

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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Northern Minnesota is rich in arts experiences and August is overflowing with arts action.   Photography exhibits, open mic music opportunities, artist talks, opportunities to attend world class orchestra and chamber music, a call for wearable art, and outdoor yoga accompanied by a cellist are all part of this report.

Heidi and John spoke with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids this morning. Lots going on around Grand Rapids arts scene this First Friday.  Jazz music, wine and canvas classes, dental screenings, water color works, a book sale  and the MacRostie Arts Center's 25th  juried art exhibit are just a small sampling of what is happening as part of the the Grand Rapids, MN First Friday events.  Click on the link for the full report. 

For 11 years now, the Dragon Boat Festival has taken over the waterfront in Bemidji.  The event has become phenomenon, growing from just a handful of teams in the first year to nearly 80 teams over the years.  With each team consisting of the more than 20 people, the event brings thousands to Lake Bemidji to compete, connect and have a good time.  We spoke with Mitch Rautio about it on the morning show. 

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We continue our conversations with MN governor candidates.  This week Republican candidate Keith Downey.  He's a former legislator and chair of the MN Republican party. 

Jason Helstrom's pastures have so much grass "we don't know what to do with it." It's the result of a  grazing practice he uses on Helstrom Farm in Hibbing  that mimics the eating, trampling and fertilizing actions of the thousands of bison that built the great prairies of this country as they followed the grass through the seasons.

The people of South Sudan have faced tragedy, trauma, some hope andmuch despair.  David McDonald knows this first hand and he's had the privilege of getting to know many South Sudanese first hand.  He's worked around the globe as an international news journalist, an independent multimedia producer, a teacher, a Peace Corps Volunteer, and a writer. His recent work as a humanitarian journalism trainer for the people of South Sudan made him instrumental in setting up South Sudan's first community radio station.

John Bauer

Program 29: Camp Mishawaka, Tourism, Recreation and Early Autos in 1916

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".

Katie Carter

Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's blooming, what's flying, and what's happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  Here is today's Phenology Report.  

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Every Tuesday we gather the comments, questions and observations listeners send our way and share them with the world during the Phenology Talkbacks portion of the Morning Show.  Here are the reports from this week! 

Have a comment or question to add to our phenology report?  We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email or call us at 218.999.9876

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