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Brainerd and Bemidji, MN both have some great opportunities in February for people to experience art, meet other creative folks and express themselves.  Area Voices producer Katie Carter broke it down for us on the morning show.   She told us about the February shows at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd, what's happening at the Watermark Art Center, then she tipped us off to some of the exhibits on the First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji.  Click on the link for the full report! 

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Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School told us about some fantastic opportunities happening this month at the school and she also told us about the Winter Festival that runs from now thru February 11th in Ely.  Slovenian Ravioli, egg writing, rug knotting, beginner carpentry and even a class on tracking animals in the snow are just a few of the options the Ely Folk School has put together this month.  Check out their website for a full calendar.

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Katie Marshall, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids told us all about the arts happenings in the Grand Rapids area on the morning show today.  Vibrant art, cupcakes, fudge, photography by our own Torndado Bob, free kids movies, a student art show and jazz and blues music at the VFW are just a few of the highlights of tonight's First Friday events in Grand Rapids.

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Centerstage Minnesota finds a way to include all the usual musical genres of Northern Community Radio--even world music. Siama Matuzungidi has been heard live in studio and his CD Rivers--from the Congo to the Mississippi gets plenty of airplay on Fridays at 2 and 10. Join us every week for this and more. Here the most recent show by clicking this link - Centerstage Minnesota on PRX.

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Northern Minnesotans know how to have a good time in the cold.  For 36 years, one group of Bemidji area skiers have pulled off a unique celebration of both the extreme northern climate and extreme athleticism.

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The Iron Range Makerspace in Hibbing bringing innovation and opportunity to Minnesotas Iron Range.

KAXE-KBXE volunteer David Harrington spoke with retired conservation officer Jeff Birchem and his 13 year old daughter Johanna during the Beltrami Island Christmas Bird Count in December.  They discussed the importance of using copper bullets rather than lead bullets while hunting. Johanna hunts with copper bullets and nabbed two bucks this fall using them.  Take a listen to the segment to learn more about why copper is the healthier choice while hunting.   Thanks to Johanna and Jeff for taking the time to chat! 

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We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

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Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners across Minnesota as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  Even though it's been cold, our student reports are full of action!  Observations include an owl killing a chicken, a mouse invasion, beetles crawling around cars and lots of bird sightings! 

Dr. Jess Hartshorn joined us this morning... she was in to answer a question that came up in our FB Season Watch page about whether cold temperatures could kill off invasive species like Emerald Ash Borer and the Gypsy Moth. 

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