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There is an unresolved and complicated story right now that has the biggest steel companies in North America and the world fighting over valuable ore deposits near Nashwauk.  Though not exactly the same issue it's also interesting to note that steelworkers unions at three of the mines have authorized a strike vote.  It's complex and a messy story, so of course we enlisted

Maggie Montgomery

The band Dancing Light stopped by the KBXE studio in Bemidji recently to sing a couple songs and tell a few stories. Their long career locally means there was lots to talk about. It was fun to have Greg, Kiki, and Sabbastian on the air live. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Jenny Wilder

With open studio tours in Wadena, Staples, New York Mills, Randall, Brainerd and Baxter, fiber art creators and appreciators will get a first hand look inside the craft of many forms of fiber art this weekend.  Jenny Wilder founded Midwest Fiber Arts Trails. She spoke with us on the morning show about fiber art, why fiber artists tend to travel great distances for materials, community and inspiration and she also told us about the various stops on this unique studio tour.  

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer compiles a report of the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes he's noticed in the past week. Pine needles falling, changes in the color of fireweed, a decrease in the number of wasps and hornets around hummingbird feeders, hummingbird numbers dwindling, blooming heart-leaved asters, Jerusalem artichokes and swamp milkweed are just a few topics John discusses in this week's report. 

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Year-round, we hear from listeners who call or email their observations of the natural world to us and we love hearing from everyone who contributes!  During the school year, we have the sweet treat of hearing from classrooms and kids around the listening area as they report what they've been noticing.  This week, in addition to recieving emails and phone calls from listeners,  we heard from five schools and one homeschooler!  Acorns on the ground, a monarch release, ripe tomatoes, hawks, bears, geese, golf ball sized hail and bees are just a sampling of the reported observations that came our way in the past 7 days! 

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