Phenology Report: January 15, 2019

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Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report.  In this week's report, John discusses a variety of topics including some of the animal activity we'll be seeing now that we have reached mid-January...As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an 

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A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

This week on the Border News Roundup editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on:

We began our week with Dig Deep:  our liberal commentator Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn and the idea of compromise.  Tune in Wednesday at 8:10am for more of the conversation. 

Peter Callaghan from MinnPost

Minn Post state government reporter Peter Callaghan was our guest this morning - he's been covering the start of the MN Legislative Session and told us about the gun legislation being proposed and how the parties feel about it, recent press conferences including the bipartisan MN response to partial federal government shutdown - as well as information on the four MN Republican House members

Each week John pulls up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week, though, Michael Fitch and Ben Bartholomew stopped in to describe a light breakfast of raspberry lemonade (Michael) and a tropical sunshine smoothie (Ben) before swim practice. They pocketed John's gift muffin for later.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Julie Nester and Terry Cooper started True Stories from the Edge in Ely last winter.  The monthly, wintertime story-telling event was a wildly successful from the get-go.  Regular people gather together to share and celebrate stories.  Folks who wish to share a story of 6 minutes or less, put their names in a hat and what happens after that is literally the luck of the draw.  Each month's stories fall under a specific theme and this first round of stories all relate to the phrase, "I didn't see that coming!"  This year's story-telling season kicked off last night in Ely.  We spoke with Jul

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Have you caught the beekeeping bug? If so, Tara Stang can help!

Tara will lead a class for beginning beekeepers at this year’s Back to Basics conference in Pine River. She is an employee of Mann Lake Ltd, which has been selling bee supplies since 1983. Mann Lake has grown to be a leading supplier of beekeeping equipment in the US.

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Every week we hear from regular listeners and Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. This week we received an  email from Dave wondering about the freezing up the Mississippi River near his house.  We also received eight student reports! 

 Ralph Hanggi, Jr. is a retired art instructor who has been exhibiting his work in galleries across the United States since the early 1970s.  He's conducting an artist talk at 6pm tonight at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.  We spoke with Ralph on the morning show about his art, process, and his views on arts in education. 


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Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, faced hours of blistering criticism on Monday from more than 100 lawmakers who questioned her leadership a week after Parliament decisively rejected her plan for leaving the European Union and mounted a failed effort to unseat her through a vote of no confidence.

May struggled to bring new ideas to parliament with just two months to go until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

"Good will is slipping away, as well as time," said Rupa Huq, a member of parliament from the Labour Party.

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