Katie Carter

Producer

Katie is our Area Voices producer.  

She gets to share the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota. 

She also helps with website content, pinch hits on the morning show and whatever else needs to be done around the station. 

She worked in a one- year grant funded position for KAXE back in '08 and has been back at the mother ship since July 2016. 

Ways to Connect

Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids

Northern Minnesota is rich in arts experiences and August is overflowing with arts action.   Photography exhibits, open mic music opportunities, artist talks, opportunities to attend world class orchestra and chamber music, a call for wearable art, and outdoor yoga accompanied by a cellist are all part of this report.

Heidi and John spoke with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids this morning. Lots going on around Grand Rapids arts scene this First Friday.  Jazz music, wine and canvas classes, dental screenings, water color works, a book sale  and the MacRostie Arts Center's 25th  juried art exhibit are just a small sampling of what is happening as part of the the Grand Rapids, MN First Friday events.  Click on the link for the full report. 

For 11 years now, the Dragon Boat Festival has taken over the waterfront in Bemidji.  The event has become phenomenon, growing from just a handful of teams in the first year to nearly 80 teams over the years.  With each team consisting of the more than 20 people, the event brings thousands to Lake Bemidji to compete, connect and have a good time.  We spoke with Mitch Rautio about it on the morning show. 

We spoke with Ellen Cashman from the Ely Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming Blueberry & Art Festival in Ely!  It's going on this weekend - Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday.  There seems to be something for everyone, so if you're out and about, check it out. 

The Big Winnie Store and RV Park along Highway 2 at Bena is a place you can't miss.  Its Bavarian style architecture combined with the pagoda style gas pumps are architectural elements you won't soon forget if you've ever driven past.  We spoke with Arnold J. Dahl-Wooley on the morning show today.  The Big Winnie Store and RV Campground has been in his family for 5 generations.  He shared some fascinating history about the place that includes Frank Lloyd Wright, ghosthunters, and German prisoners...

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