Katie Carter


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


Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School told us about some fantastic opportunities happening this month at the school and she also told us about the Winter Festival that runs from now thru February 11th in Ely.  Slovenian Ravioli, egg writing, rug knotting, beginner carpentry and even a class on tracking animals in the snow are just a few of the options the Ely Folk School has put together this month.  Check out their website for a full calendar.


Katie Marshall, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids told us all about the arts happenings in the Grand Rapids area on the morning show today.  Vibrant art, cupcakes, fudge, photography by our own Torndado Bob, free kids movies, a student art show and jazz and blues music at the VFW are just a few of the highlights of tonight's First Friday events in Grand Rapids.

Minnesota Finlandia Ski Marathon Facebook Page

Northern Minnesotans know how to have a good time in the cold.  For 36 years, one group of Bemidji area skiers have pulled off a unique celebration of both the extreme northern climate and extreme athleticism.

KAXE-KBXE volunteer David Harrington spoke with retired conservation officer Jeff Birchem and his 13 year old daughter Johanna during the Beltrami Island Christmas Bird Count in December.  They discussed the importance of using copper bullets rather than lead bullets while hunting. Johanna hunts with copper bullets and nabbed two bucks this fall using them.  Take a listen to the segment to learn more about why copper is the healthier choice while hunting.   Thanks to Johanna and Jeff for taking the time to chat! 


 Did you know there are nearly 3,300 artists and creative workers in Itasca, Lake and St. Louis Counties or that 25% of people who attend arts events in those counties travel more than two hours to do so? The Creative MN study is a comprehensive analysis of the economic impact the arts have across Minnesota. This year, 15  regions were assessed.  Of those 15 regions, the Iron Range's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations brought $12.3M into the economic engine of the Itasca, Lake and St. Louis counties.