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I wonder sometimes, what draws me and others to murder mysteries.  Sometimes I worry even. I asked Brian Freeman that, and he thought that need for suspense has always been there.  He recently talked with a group of kids and asked them what they liked to read and they shouted "scary stories!".

Abbie Schramm is an animal lover, so a couple years back she and her husband Luke searched for a bigger place to build a farm and raise the animals she loved. They found 80 acres of good property located between Pequot Lakes and Leader in northern Minnesota and named their farm B&B Farmco. B&B Farmco is located off the beaten path, so far into the woods that it would have cost Luke and Abbie Schramm a lot of money to bring in power.

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Some people call it poor man’s lobster,   others just call it ugly.  At any rate, it’s usually a catch that leaves fishermen talking.  The burbot, commonly known as eelpout, is a bottom-feeder fish known for its potentially large size, its ability to coil  itself around the arm of the person who catches it, and of course for its flavor.  It is the reason behind the annual International Eelpout Festival that takes place every year on Leech Lake in Walker, M

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MN author Alison McGhee is up for the MN Book Award for her new picture book for kids, "Tell Me A Tattoo Story".

What do your tattoos mean?  Email us or join our What We're Reading Community on facebook. 

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This week in the Phenology Report,  resident phenologist  John Latimer takes listeners on a bit of an adventure.    In just a few minutes,   we hear him imitate the call of a saw-whet owl,   learn why it's troubling to see a bat at this time of year, listen to the cardinal's song,  find out about porcupines in trees and coyotes' howls, and discover the subtle clues eagles and ravens have for us in terms of our season change.

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John Latimer's Phenology Show  is one way Northern Community Radio connects listeners with the northwoods in which we live.  It's one way we connect listeners to each other, as well.  Every Tuesday we hear from classrooms and regular folks reporting the subtle changes they notice in nature.  

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Andrew and Stephanie Downing talked with us about their new book.  They will be talking Tuesday February 21st at the education meeting of the local NAMI chapter.  The event is open to the public and at the Grand Rapids Area library.

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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".

Today's What's for Breakfast guest, Diane Borgert, invites us into her kitchen in Swanville to get to know her better. Diane became a new member one day before speaking with John and Heidi on The Morning Show

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In this month's Dig Deep we focus on labor unions.  Our commentators are Aaron Brown from  the Iron Range - he's an educator, author, blogger and host of the Great Northern Radio Show.  Aaron provides our liberal perspective on our topics while Chuck Marohn is a conservative commentator from Brainerd who is the founder and CEO of Strong Towns

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