Brainerd MN

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March for Science events are taking place across the listening area and across the country this Saturday, April 22, Earth Day.  We recently spoke with Jessica Hartshorn who organized the event taking place in Grand Rapids. Jessica talks about the importance of scientists and biologists in our region, how supporting science is a non-partisan issue and why supporting scientists and the work that they do matters to her.  

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The creative spirit is strong in northern Minnesota and here at Northern Community Radio we celebrate it!  On the First Friday of every month, our Area Voices segment connects you with the arts events happening around the listening region.

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The snow is melting! All of this exposed ground inspires visions of gardens in the minds of many northern Minnesotans.   Tracey Srock of Deerwood is a master gardener who doesn't let the season of winter interfere with her garden crop production.   She's been growing lettuce all winter, indoors!

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We spoke with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School and Katie Carter from the KBXE studio this morning about what's happening in the arts and culture scene around the area.   February is busy month in northern Minnesota.   Inspiring art exhibits, sweet live music, snow sculptures, ice fishing, cross country skiing and theater are just a few things that might be of interest to you.