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In the 2016 presidential election the candidates who spoke directly about jobs and job creation seemed to get the most votes. But what does that mean?  Will they live up to their promises?  Is there capital coming in and jobs that need to be done?  Or should the government have a hand in job creation?

David Harrington

Jim Fruth is a gatherer of maple sap, a maker of syrups and jams, and a fruit grower in northern Minnesota. In fact, he grows over 2,000 pounds of fruit annually on just half an acre at Brambleberry Farm in Pequot Lakes. Jim recently presented a workshop on maple syrup for beginners for Happy Dancing Turtle's annual "Back to Basics" gathering. He makes and sells more than 20 kinds of jams and jellies made from fruit grown on his farm.

He provides these pointers for beginners:

The tools of the trade:

Wordish is a new writer-centered audio segment and we want to hear from you – your voice, your words. We have expanded the format to include short fiction and creative essay as well as poetry so you have more opportunity to express yourself.

This week we heard from Brian Laidlaw with Home of the Standstill Parade

Author Kent Nerburn wrote the novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog in the early 1990s.   Director Steven Lewis Simpson made it into a movie of the same name currently in theaters.  In this segment of Area Voices, we learn why Kent began his Native American writing journey and how he views the film. We also hear from Steven Simpson about the making of the movie and the reaction it has received from the public.

Bemidji Pioneer

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

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