Each week John and Heidi 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, Ben from Bemidji stirred up a sourdough popovers stuffed with berries and some yogurt and drizzled with syrup for his girls.

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Bemidji Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

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On the extended hour of the Thursday Morning Show, Katie Carter talks with Megan Hill, one of the owners of Bemidji Brewing.  Megan gives us some history on how the brewery got its start and how they were able to make the changes needed to operate during the pandemic.  With plans having to change daily she said they have learned to expect the unexpected.  With the partial opening nearing, Megan announced that they would not be opening for on premise consumption at that time.  They are working to make sure that they are in the best positi

Writing can be very solitary. Most often it's a very solitary endeavor and a writing conference can give you community and a sense of being in a community, being among people who are endeavoring on the same path as you are... you get those nuts and bolts, craft things, those little things you didn't understand about the craft of writing... and then there's that organism that is the workshop and then there's the greater organism of the conference...you learn things with everyone. - Sean Hill, Poet and MN Northwoods Writers Conference Director

Rapids Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

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On the Thursday Morning Show John and Heidi talk with local brewery’s about how they have been doing during the pandemic.  Bill Martinetto, owner of Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, joins them from the woods while picking ramps.  Bill talks about what it was like for the brewery to go from no restrictions to curbside service and now the partial opening outdoors on Monday, June 1st.  Their plan is to use the outdoor space they have by following the state guidelines of wearing face masks and spacing tables with four to a table or six if you ar

Klockow Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

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On the Thursday Morning Show John and Heidi talk with local brewery’s about how they have been doing during the pandemic.  Tasha Klockow, owner of Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, joins them.  Tasha talks about what their initial response was at the start of the pandemic and how they will handle the partial reopening starting Monday, June 1st.  They plan to have a beer garden set up in the parking lot for outdoor service for no more than 50 people.

The Pandemic Papers by Robert Jevne

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Robert Jevne is a contributing writer for Northern Community Radio.  He shares his poetry, essays and musings in The Pandemic Papers, written during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time like no other we have known.

Each week John and Heidi 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, Jill from south of Floodwood teased the host with her first harvest breakfast of the season, an asparagus egg bake with chives with freshly grated parmesan.

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Experienced nurses that are able to deal with COVID, we're a finite resource and we're not to be taken lightly...This whole concept of any nurse being disciplined for merely fighting for the safety of their patients and themselves is unacceptable. - Mary Turner, President, MN Nurses Association

Nurses from Bemidji, Bagley and Thief River Falls joined forces (with safe social distancing of course) to express concern about working conditions yesterday. 

Greg Webb

Greg Webb and Kiki Carter Webb have written and performed music for many years around northern Minnesota. Their duo is called Dancing Light, and they are used to performing 60-75 times a year. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed things significantly. "It's been a challenge," says Greg."We don't seek gigs anymore...We put out one little video from home. We recorded one song and sent it out. We haven't done much more than that. We're a little traumatized; not functioning at our normal level, which is...strange."

Julie Sandstede, DFL Representative from Hibbing, join Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the recent legislative session.  Julie talks about what her priorities were going into the session and how they changed as things progressed during the pandemic.  They talk about the poliltcal tension that the pandemic caused during the session and the possiblity of holding a special session soon.

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