Park Rapids MN

Deborah Rose / MN Department of Natural Resources

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.  

The Oxcars are a celebration of regional theater in northern Minnesota.  Actors, directors, designers, choreographers, and theater lovers tip their hats to one another at this fun event commending the great talent in the Bemidji, Walker, Park Rapids region.  This year, the event happens Sunday, March 12 at teh American Legion in Walker, MN.  Happy hour starts at 3pm and the awards ceremony kicks off at 4pm.  Catie Belleveau has organized the event for the past four years and stopped by the KBXE studio to discuss the event and the importance of community theater. 

The Regional Arts Council System has provided funding and support for arts projects across Minnesota for decades.  For the first time, an arts council is offering a fellowship specific to Native American Artists.