Park Rapids MN

The second annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Wild Rice Festival will take place tomorrow, October 21 in Park Rapids.  We spoke with Nemeth Art Center Executive Director and Take a Walk on the Wild Side event co-coordinator Michael Dagen about the festivities.  There will be a public art project going on, art classes, and, food vendors and, of course, lots of wild rice.  

   Tons of arts events happening tonight for First Friday and throughout October all across the listening region.  We got the scoop from Grand Rapids, Ely and Bemidji on the morning show this morning. You can find more information about Grand Rapids events by clicking here, more about Ely events by clicking here and more about Bemidji events by clicking here!  

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  Park Rapids, MN celebrates Art Leap! this weekend.   It's a unique opportunity to see artists in their studios creating their work.   LuAnn Hurd-Loff told  us all about the 2 day, self-guided tour on today's morning show.  Pick up a map to the various studios at the Park Rapids Chamber Visitor Center, the Park Rapids Library, the Community Education building or any of the several motels in downtown Park Rapids.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune disease that causes the immune system to attack the protective myelin sheath covering nerve fibers.  The result is miscommunication between our brains and the rest of our bodies.  Over time, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.  Some people experience MS as such that they will wake up blind or unable to walk, others have a type of MS that is more gradual, creating progressive loss of motor control and other issues.

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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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