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Check out the lineup at the 11th Annual Mississippi River Festival!

Looking for the new segment on Northern Commnuity Radio from Milt and Jamie Lee?
 NCR History

You'll find previous stories on our highlights page


The Belfast Cowboys

are coming to KAXE for our first concert of the season.  Saturday, May 30th at the KAXE amphitheater in Grand Rapids.

The bands takes the stage at 7pm till 10 pm.

The Belfast Cowboys is a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison, along with original music and other assorted rock covers.

Ticket info available here


Thanks to all who attended our Annual Meeting!

Congratulations to our award winners:

Phil Colins Volunteer of the Year: Dave Lathrop

McKeever Award for Creativity: Jim Gallagher

Debbie Lentz Silent Star: Bonnie Lundorff

Marcia Nottingham Community Impact: John Lueth

Online Leadership: "Tornado" Bob Conzemius

Minnesota Book Awards
Congratulations to Jill Jevne of Jacobsen and Sean Hill of Bemidji for their accomplishments at the recent Minnesota Book Awards.

"Dangerous Goods" by Sean Hill.

Jill Jevne collaborated with Harriet Bart and Phillip Gallo for "Ghost Maps.

Do you have a favorite MN author?  Email us!  And check here for Heidi Holtan's interviews with MN authors. 

Great Northern Radio Show 

For the first time our Great Northern Radio Show at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park was recorded for local televsion. You can watch it here. Thanks to Channel 12. The Next Great Northern Radio Show will be live from Grand Marais on Saturday June 13th. 

Help us help Harry Hutchins

Long time member and contributor to Northern Community Radio, and forest ecologist, Harry Hutchins needs new kidney.   If you need more info or want to talk with Harry personally, contact us! 800-662-5799. 

Phenology with John Latimer
You can see more photos on our Phenology page and our Season Watch page on Facebook. Join in the fun and share your observations and changes of fall colors and more. email us.

Phenology School Report:
Class Report: May 5th, 2015
Alex from Mr.Holmes 5th Grade class in Virginia.
Thank you for attending the Sanford Center Powwow and listening to our live broadcast with KOJB. 

Bemijigamaag Video
Listen to these powow stories by David McDonald.

Historian Don Boese begins a new series on life in the first iron mines on the Mesabi Range. The stories were collected in the 1960's by Oliver Mining employee, James Steel.

 Check here to hear and download his segments and other history segments about northern Minnesota.  Check out the latest history segments on our audio highlights page! 

 Stories that Matter
Journalist Stephanie Hemphill covers the environmental impact of sulfates on wild rice, you can also hear our Pipeline Stories from Britt Aamodt here. 

Photo: Congrats to our friend John Latimer who after 36 years retired last Friday. We hope you now get more time to use this shirt and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed sharing in your curling celebration last weekend & enjoy your road trip!! ❤️ The Hoops'

The Beat
Minnesota Poets read their own work every weekday at 7:40am and again at 11am. It includes both established poets and students as writers and readers. You can listen to Colors Flash Before Me by Addie Dauner.

Centerstage Minnesota - Tune in Friday afternoons from 2 to 4pm afor an exploration of music by Minnesota talent and ideas on where to see live music! Tell us about your favorite MN musician!  comments@kaxe.org
  Album of the Week

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?
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