Katie Carter

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.

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

Katie and Heidi pulled up a chair to the kitchen table of Kristina Gaalaas of Grand Rapids to listen to her cook live on the air. Kristina demonstrated making two eggs over easy with the perfect ooze factor. Heidi and Katie encouraged Kristina to take a chance on dunking her toast in the yolk. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

All it takes is a spark.  Several years ago, Cate Belleveau agreed to portray Mary Welsh Hemingway in a Beltrami County Historical Society fundraising event.  The experience ignited a curiosity that could not be denied.  Fascinated by her new knowledge of an intelligent, adventurous woman who grew up in logging country and ended up the 4th wife of Ernest Hemingway, over the next few years, Cate committed to researching Mary Welsh Hemingway.  Intrigued, her thirst for knowledge led to investigations into the lives of other significant

Countless little ones dream of being dancers when they grow up, but few actually take the steps and put in the grueling hours required to turn that dream into reality.  Arimee Gambill of Grand Rapids has enrolled in dance classes at the Reif Center since she was a little girl.

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