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Construction of community Solar Gardens in MN has taken off in the last two years.  The number of solar gardens built in MN increased sixfold in 2017, adding enough electricity to power about 32,000 homes.  MN’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, alone plans to have over 125 solar gardens by the end of this year, producing over 450 megawatts.  By comparison, Xcel’s largest coal-fired plant in Becker, MN, 45 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, produces about 680 megawatts.

Each week John and Jennifer pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Jan Bilden, from Warba, shared her breakfast of coffee and a piece of IKEA bread with honey and butter (some assembly required).

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Headwaters School of Music and Arts in Bemidji mixed art with science recently and the result was a whole lot of blended goodness.  The topic was dragonflies.

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Today we are celebrating Indigenous People's Day on KAXE/KBXE through conversations and music.  This morning we talked with psychology professor Dr. John Gonzalez from BSU.  He's one of the speakers today at the American Indian Resource Center for Indigineous People's Day At Bemidji State University.  His talk is “Is My Healthcare Making Me Sick? Microaggressions in American Indian Healthcare.”

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Katie Smith is a Grand Rapids, MN native who discovered her passion for performance at the age of 4.  Since then, the stage has been somewhat of a second home.  She pursued her theater degree with dance minor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and turned her passion into profession.  Grand Rapids has continually been her home base and with her business, Young at Art, she now provides a variety of classes for youth and adults who have an interest in theater arts, tap dancing and film-making.  In this segment of Area Voices, Kati

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