Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

Today we tried to figure out what exactly happened during the MN Session.  We  talked with Briana Bierschbach's  about her latest Minn Post article:

To be continued: Dayton's budget moves set up another showdown with legislative Republicans

Craig Menozzi grew up in the Nashwauk schools and went on to become a superintendent in both Minnesota and Iowa.  In today's conversation we talked about success in schools when it comes to students living in poverty and long range planning of rural schools.

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He may not have intended to start a trend, but I hope Jeremy Messersmith's micro-tour of Minnesota becomes one.

Tammy Bobrowsky via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  This week we've prepared a full report including a leafing and flowering trees and plant update - pincherries, red oak, choke cherries, false lily of the valley and black ash are just a few of the varieties delved into in this report.  

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB Page

    Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.   Talkback is one of the ways we connect with our radio listeners-we encourage people call, email, or send letters with comments questions or observations about our programming or whatever! Every Tuesday around 6:40am we connect phenology with talkback in our Phenology Talkback segment of the morning show.  We hear from all kinds of people across the listening region and we hear from school classrooms as well. People report what they are noticing outside.

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Each Friday we talk with Marshall Helmberger for the Border News Roundup - the publisher and editor of the award winning newspaper The Timberjay that serves NE MN about some of the big stories they have been covering.  This week - Tower's change in ambulance service, the new state campground - Lake Vermilion Soundan Underground Mine Park, and a new DFL candidate throws her hat in the ring for the 8th district congressional seat currently hel

The lacrosse seed was planted in Maxwell Kelsey's mind when he was just six years old.  Life continued to nourish that seed throughout his formative years, inspiring curiosity.   That seed of interest,over time, grew into a full-blown passion, cultivating a love and honor of the game. He played as a youth and coached as an adult. He now makes lacrosse sticks - the great lakes style lacrosse sticks - out of wood and animal hide, in the vein of the old method.

John Bauer

Program 20: Louie Jergensen and the Paper Mill Workers in 1902

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".

"Are you a tugger or a cutter?" According to Star Tribune feature writer Kim Ode, these are the two methods  people use to harvest rhubarb. Ode is a tugger, as was her mother. And even though the spring has been unusually cool, the rhubarb is thriving!

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Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community?  Sometimes that might mean being an usher at your church or working at the food shelf or hosting a program on KAXE/KBXE.  If you are a scientist, there is a new program that could use your help in combating Aquatic Invasive Species like zebra mussels, starry stonewort and others.

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