Maggie Montgomery

General Manager

Maggie is a rural public radio guru; someone who can get you through both minor jams and near catastrophes and still come out ahead of the game. She pens our grants, reports to the Board of Directors and helps guide our station into the dawn of a new era. Maggie is a locavore to the max (as evidenced on Wednesday mornings), brings in months’ worth of kale each fall, has heat on in her office 12 months a year, and drinks coffee out of a plastic 1987 KAXE mug every day. Doting parents and grandparents, she and her husband Dennis live in the asphalt jungle of East Nary.

Ways to Connect

Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability

A new report released by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability shows that the potential economic impact of local food in the region is great.

Jerry Ford

Jerry Ford is Network Coordinator for the Sustainable Farming Assn of MN, Co-Director of the MN Premium Garlic Project, Director of the MN Garlic Festival, and one of the owners of Living Song Farm near Howard Lake MN.

Maggie Montgomery

Mike Schmid stopped by KBXE studios as teachers were moving their materials into a brand new building at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena. Mike, along with Rose Robinson, was one of the school's first teachers when it was founded in 1975. Mike presented a history of the school at the new building's dedication on July 30th, and shared his recollection of that history with Maggie Montgomery.

Sam Miltich

As Sam Miltich says, "I've sort of asked myself over the years...what is more important: art and music or the outdoors? And I've come to the conclusion that I can't have one without the other. They're both equally important and they balance the other one out. When one is getting to be a lot, the other one steps in and creates a whole new palette; and then I'm ready for the other side again."

DFL Representative Debra Hilstrom is traveling the state talking with Minnesotans as she campaigns to become Minnesota's next Attorney General.  She stopped by the KBXE studio in Bemidji to discuss why she's running.