Each week publisher and editor Marshall Helmberger joins us to tell us about news in NE MN. This week MN State Auditor Rebecca Otto takes a stand on copper nickel mining, and the court case against the Timberjay has been dropped and Marshall reminds us to get out in the woods to see all the birds.
It's Tuesday and that means it's time to talk nature. Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer puts together a report of the subtle and not so subtle changes he's noticed in the past week and he shares those observations with our listeners. This week's report includes reports from John's property and a walk about at a cedar swamp. Ferms, blue flag wild irises, buttercups, orchids, and a lesson on how to tell the difference between male and female jack and the pulpits. Take a listen to hear the whole report.
We're pretty bonkers about nature here at KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio. We look forward to Tuesday because it's the day we set aside to really dig into what is happening climate-wise around the listening area. Our Phenology Talkback segment is the time of the week when we reflect on nature observations made by folks across the region. They email us or leave voicemails on our talkback line (218.999.9876) expressing questions and comments about what they are noticing out in nature. These Phenology help us tell the cli
Each week Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the news from NE Minnesota. This week he filled us in on a new study commissioned by the Save the Boundary Waters campaign. It takes a look at the economic costs of copper nickel mining. There is a public meeting on Tuesday July 25th at the Virginia High School from 5-7pm.
There is a monster threatening the residents of North Long Lake near Brainerd. Last October, on Friday the 13th, a monster bog broke off and began drifting around North Long Lake north of Brainerd. It's not unusual for bogs to break loose, but this one is huge. It weighs about 4 thousand tons - that's 8 million pounds! It's about 4 acres in size; and it's made up of muck and plants like bullrushes and tamarack trees.
Fresh beans are easy to grow, delicious and nutritious. You can grow them in your garden or in a good-sized pot on your porch or doorstep. They come in a variety of colors and types--green, burgundy, yellow; bush, pole, or ornamental. For these reasons, fresh beans were chosen for a starring role as the "one vegetable" for the first year of Beltrami County's "One Vegetable One Community" project.