Strong Women

Sarah Smarsh CreditPaul Andrews

I was knocked out by Sarah Smarsh's new book "Heartland:  A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth".  It woke me up to the fact that most of what is written about women, written about being rural, is coming from white men.  Sarah doesn't shy away from the fact that she is white, and what that means to her growing up.  But she looks at things like what the term white trash implies.  What being a teenage mother does to a woman in a rural area.  One of my favorite parts of our conversation was at the end wh

http://www.marjieshrimpton.com

Grand Rapids native Marjie Shrimpton is back home to bring her caberet originially performed in New York "What Would Judy Do?" to the Reif Center stage. Marjie weaves stories and song from Judy's life with her own - Caberet Scenes Magazine wrote "Shrimpton really shined, showing her magnificent potential as a performer.”

David Harrington

Turn over your ballot! 

When Tuesday November 6th rolls around you'll be voting for MN Governor, Attorney General, congressional and senate seats as well as legislative seats. AND, if you turn over your ballot, you'll be asked to vote for candidates for judge, including the MN Supreme Court.  Many of us don't understand the

Shannon Fitch is not only KAXE/KBXE's Volunteer of the Year, she is a licensed independent daycare provider.  She gave us an up close and personal view on what it means to run her own business, and to care for the next generation. 

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

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