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KAXE Volunteers - Karin McAuley


Diamante for Volunteer Karin McAuley



Wife, Mother, Friend

Happy, Energetic, Intelligent, Enthusiastic,

Seamstress, Quilter, Singer, Gardener, Teacher

Special Education, Indian Education

Water Quality Education

Loving, Faithful


Dines Out

India Palace, Duluth

Tutto Bene in Bemidji

Forest Lake Steak House GR

Graduate of BSU, 1976

Born West Virginia

Marcell 1956


KAXE Member

Phone Answering Volunteer

Coleraine Resident since 2004

Thinks Outside of the Box

“Green Cheese” MN Culture

California 1983-2004

Lemon Tree L



Me – Straight Hair

Husband/Daughter – Curly Hair

Shop Bemidji Woolen Mills – Clothes

Extended Family in NMn

Upper Mid-west Upbringing

Optimistic Personality



A diamante is a poetic form that has one word in the first line, two words in the second, etc. I don’t know if the original format only goes to 5 words in the 5th line or not.  Then you go back to 4 3, 2, 1.  This is where the above came from --

KAXE Volunteer Information for Karin McAuley

Karin McAuley has lived in Coleraine since the summer of 2004, moving here from the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.  Why, you ask?  Well, it was time and extended family live in the area.  When she was very young, Karin and her parents moved to Marcell where her dad worked with the US Forest Service.  Both parents were from Northern Minnesota and her sister was born in Bigfork. In addition to living in Minnesota, Karin lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, North Dakota and both Southern and Northern California.

Karin’s interests are sewing garments, quilting (but has yet to make a quilt), reading, working with kids, traveling with her family and friends, gardening, and other things depending on the time of year.   Karin is currently a member of Loon Country Quilters and is a past member of Itasca Community Chorus.

Karin has recently gone back to working public education and has substitute taught all grade levels in the area schools.  She hopes to complete the licensing requirement for full-time teaching by the end of this school year having completed her BS-Teaching degree at Bemidji in 1976 and done many things in between times before returning here.  Her passions are working with Indian Education, special education and water quality issues.

Karin and her husband love to shop at Bemidji Woolen Mills and always find great deals on good quality clothing even if they didn’t intend to buy anything!  Her favorite restaurants are Tutto Bene in Bemidji, India Palace in Duluth and Forest Lake Steak House in Grand Rapids, always adding to list of favorites as time goes on.

Karin has been a member of KAXE for approximately 4 years and volunteers to answer phones during pledge drives.   Things Karin really likes about KAXE are the location of the radio station buildings -  She says, “Living in California, you never would have found the public radio station so accessible, much less  get to know the people personally” – and the access that the public has to the station and staff.  Karin says that moving from California to Minnesota is a big culture change and listening to the variety of shows, particularly “Green Cheese,” plus talk and music, helped her to relearn this culture. 

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