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

TimberSweet's Award Winning Maple Syrup

Mar 12, 2018

In 2013 Butch and Amy Fideldy had the great honor of winning Best in Show for their Grade A dark amber syrup from the North American Maple Syrup Council. The sap is starting its run in northern MN, so Butch and Amy joined Brett Carter and Katie Carter on Northern Community Radio's Morning Show to talk about their business – TimberSweet - and the process of making syrup.

Rutabaga Project

There are probably few places on the planet where the name "rutabaga" really resonates, but according to Rutabaga Project volunteer Marlise Riffel, Minnesota's Iron Range is one of them.

Katie Carter

"Gitigaanike" is an Ojibwe word that means "to make a garden." It is also the name of the Red Lake Nation Local Food Initiative. On February 26th Gitigaanike is teaming up with the Land Stewardship Project to hold a Farm Dreams workshop at Seven Clans Casino in Red Lake MN.

Maggie Montgomery

Janel Hart didn't set out to become a chocolatier--she had studied fashion merchandising in college. Her life direction changed in 1998 when the business she was managing closed and she heard the local chocolate shop was for sale. 

Wildflower Farm

Anna Lauer graduated from culinary school right after high school. She apprenticed herself to a pastry chef, graduated apprenticeship, and continued her education. At age 20 she opened a bakery in downtown Bismark North Dakota. But she was also drawn to farming. Anna and her family soon moved to Wildflower Farm in Puposky, north of Bemidji. "Our farm was the original dairy farm for the Lake Julia Sanitorium years ago.