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The KAXE tower and transmitter are in need of replacing. Maggie Montgomery and Kari Hedlund talked about the history of the existing tower, including when a gravel truck knocked down our first tower in 1984. Dan Houg, Station Engineer, spoke with Kari and Maggie about the scope of the tower and transmitter project and provides a 101 of HOW radio waves are transferred. Maggie spoke with Loren Solberg to better explain the bonding process. Maggie, Kari, John and Sarah talked about funding...

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   School's open and the student Phenology Reports are rolling in!   Click on the links to hear what the kids are noticing across the listening region!  

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

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The Firearms Deer Hunting Opener is November 4th and the DNR predicts a good deer season barring any unforeseen unusual weather. Deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters.

As a result, more antlerless permits are available this year, and hunters in many parts of the state will have additional opportunities to harvest more deer.

Brady Kampenkel drifts between two distinct realms of childhood in his poem "To Be Called Home." Listen to it here

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Friday October 20th  the Itasca DFL party and SAGE- Itasca Community College's Sex and Gender Equity group sponsored a DFL governor candidate forum.  The general public were welcome and overall the evening was well planned with fair, reasoned questions by moderator Aaron Brown

Brainerd Curling Club

MaryJo Hamilton joined us this morning to tell us about the origins and the 11th season of the Brainerd Lakes Area Curling Club.  This season for the first time they are hosting a 10 day national tournament. 

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This week Marshall addresses the New York Times Magazine article "In Northern Minnesota Two Economies Square Off:  Mining vs Wilderness". 

Marshall also talks about an editorial he wrote this week about splintering of the District 8 DFL party

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Program 41:  Charles Blandin arrives in Grand Rapids, 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".

The second annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Wild Rice Festival will take place tomorrow, October 21 in Park Rapids.  We spoke with Nemeth Art Center Executive Director and Take a Walk on the Wild Side event co-coordinator Michael Dagen about the festivities.  There will be a public art project going on, art classes, and, food vendors and, of course, lots of wild rice.  

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Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn finish up our conversation on the state of journalism.  Chuck has optimism for the future and Aaron is shopping online for a printing press in his garage for when the apocalypse hits. 

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On the Thursday morning show we welcomed Holly Christensen and John Downing from Advocates for Family Peace to have a conversation about domestic violence.  Advocates for Family Peace serves women and children and also works with men in the intervention program for men and fathers. One of the men in the group, Chris, came in to tell his story. 

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