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Marcia Adair via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

    Each week we hear from listeners around the region as they connect with us to share their observations, questions and comments about what they are noticing out in the natural world.  It was an interesting week!  We learned about a young girl who tried to capture a mouse in her bedroom only to discover it was a vole, a  rare siting of a curved billed thrasher which is a bird normally residing in the southwest United States,  chipmunks filling their cheeks, and a whole bunch of other things going on outside!  Check out the audio files to learn more.  

Bruce O'theshire Brummitt via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB page

John Latimer, our resident phenologist, is passionate about nature.   He's been documenting the subtle biological events of nature as they relate to climate for more than 30 years.  Click on the link to hear his full phenology report for this week!   Pussy willows, barred owls eating voles, and scat trails are just a few of the highlights of this full report!   

Aaron Brown - MinnesotaBrown.com

Part 2 of our Dig Deep conversation this week gets into how the presidential campaigns of 2016 spoke to people in rural areas and also asks the question "does anybody outside of here really care?" 

There are over 3,000 archaeological sites in northern Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest, covering a range of time from just after the Ice Age (10,000 years ago) to the early 20th century. The sites include early logging camp sites, fur trade sites, recreational sites, and sites reflecting Ojibwe and Dakota heritage.

Our collaboration with The Reif Center continues with a concert this month featuring longtime indie rock band in MN, The Honeydogs, January 19th, 7:30pm.

Sam Miltich stopped by the KAXE studios in Grand Rapids, MN Monday morning to discuss his upcoming concerts.  Proceeds from this Friday's concert at MacRostie Art Center will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC).  Sam tells Heidi why SLPC's mission of fighting hate and bigotry is important to him.   The also discuss the powerful impact the arts have on society.  

Hang on 'til the end of the interview for a sample of Sam's music!  

Aaron Brown - MinnesotaBrown.com

This morning we introduced our new morning show segment and podcast, Dig Deep.  Our commentators - Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation about the State of Rural by telling us about their upbringing, political beginnings and why they choose to live in rural Minnesota.  Tune in Wednesday at 8:10am  for our next installment where we delve a little more into the 2016 election season and the idea of a rural voter. 

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Dan Anderson runs the Hockey House in Brainerd, MN and thinks about hockey more than most people.  We are grateful he took the time chat on Friday's Morning Show.   Dan shared his knowledge of the current Minnesota high school hockey climate, the reasoning behind participation trophies at youth tournaments and what's going on with Minnesota Wild Hockey.  Hockey - It's a lifestyle. You can keep up with Dan on Twitter!   He's @Hockeyhousebrd.  

Every Friday morning we call up one of our members, pull up a chair to their kitchen table and get to know them a little better.  Today, we met longtime member Sharon Olson, who just so happens to live in a 32 sided house with fancy Japanese toilets. 

What did you have for breakfast? 

Mental illness affects each and every one of us.  1 in 4 adults experiences a mental illness each year.  1 in 10 children.  We all know someone dealing with some level of mental illness.  

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