Area Voices

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.  

Bonnie Lundorff

Bonnie Lundorff owns and operates the Willow Wood Market just south of Bemidji.   Willow Wood is a cozy quilt shop and wool studio that offers a variety of classes, supplies and materials for all things fiber art.  In September, Bonnie hosts the annual Harvest Festival on the Willow Wood property.  The Harvest Festival offers quilts,  soups, desserts, soups arts, antiques and a whole lot more.   Bonnie stopped by to tell us more what kinds of things people can expect this year.  All proceeds from sal

Barb Grove is known around the Crosby, MN area as Mama Cuyuna.  Her tenacious work to repurpose Crosby into a recreation destination after mine companies left town decades ago earned her the unique and fitting moniker.  Barb's unwavering dedication along with the help and passion of thousands of other people who understood the value in this endeavor has paid off. Today, Crosby is thriving.  New stores, restaurants, and outfitters have moved into the area as have people from outside the region - all as a result Crosby becoming a mountain biking destination!  

Northern Community Radio's Let's Visit features one area or community each month.  We kicked off the series this summer by visiting Crosby, MN.   Crosby has become a mountain biking destination in recent years and in this segment, host Katie Carter climbs on a mountain bike and takes to the trails with her guide Teri Fabien.

Northern Community Radio launched a new program called Let's Visit this summer.  Each month we focus on one community or area in northern Minnesota.  Our first visit had us traveling to Crosby, MN.  It did not disappoint and we are definitely going back!  Crosby was at a crossroads after the mining industry pulled out of the area nearly 30 years ago.  Since that time the community has re-established itself as a recreation destination and the shift has had a direct, positive impact on economy, livability and community growth.  In this segment of Let's Visit, we connect with Laura Huisinga w

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