Each week Sarah 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, Michelle Engbretson saved the day by calling from the road with her fresh smoothie in hand.

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Grant Frashier

Grant Frashier talks with John Bjorkquist at the St. Urho's Day Pancake Breakfast at the Jacobson Community Center.

This month the topic is Socialism with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn

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This week on the Border News Roundup with Timberjay newspaper editor Marshall Helmberger we learned about the latest on the proposed townhome development near the harbor in Tower, MN.  We also heard about the impact of the closing of Shopko in Ely.....

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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, a brand new member, Carey HeartBorne of Bemidji took a moment to lament the loss of her Count Chocula years to share her breakfast of  dark chocolate granola clusters and yogurt.

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Upstream Homebrewers

According to Charlie Parson, the history of Upstream Homebrewers goes back several years. “The club started in Grand Rapids with a rising tide of brewers, and then that tide ebbed and some laggards from Bemidji decided that they would re-do it over here, so they started one in Bemidji called the Boreal Brewers. After about 20 years, I suppose, that flagged a bit and it restarted in Grand Rapids.

“Looking at Region 2, which is Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties, the economic impact … from the arts sector is just short of $14M a year.”  -Sheila Smith

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids and regular listeners as they call or email us with their nature observations. The phenological data we gathered this week indicates that weatherwise, as Dylan says, "the times they are a'changin."  Spring is on its way and chickadees, melting snow, house sparrows, and the first rain pitter-patting on a metal roof are just a few of the clues the kids documented this week! 

Steve Patterson

We spoke Tuesday morning with DNR Nongame Wildlife biologists Christine Herwig and Gaea Crozier.  Our interview was in spired by pictures like those posted here from Steve Patterson of Bemidji and Debbie Center of Nevis on the KAXE KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook.  We also heard from listeners about Trumpeter Swans and porcupines, and read Benjamin Andrew Pope's report of a strong smell of a skunk last Sunday morning.  


NPR News

The fallout — and fascination — continues from the massive college admissions scandal.

One of the most widely used drugs in the world isn't really a drug, at least not in the usual sense.

It's more like a dye.

Physicians call this drug "contrast," shorthand for contrast agent.

Contrast agents are chemical compounds that doctors use to improve the quality of an imaging test. In the emergency room, where I work, contrast is most commonly given intravenously during a CT scan.

As Democratic presidential hopefuls seek to grow the small-donor juggernaut that fueled the party's takeover of the House of Representatives last year, the Democratic National Committee is giving them a firm shove, offering slots in the presidential primary debates to candidates who build a broad fundraising base.

"I really believe that we're at our best when we're connecting with people," DNC chair Tom Perez told MSNBC recently. "That's how we won in 2018, and frankly that's how Barack Obama won in 2008. And that's exactly what I think this will incentivize."

After nearly two years of waiting, special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russia's attack on the 2016 presidential election is finally done. And there's growing bipartisan pressure on Attorney General William Barr to make it public.

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The Historic Chief Theater, Bemidji MN

History with Don Boese

Local radio series about the unique history of Grand Rapids with the logging industry and the Blandin Paper Company

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New Youth Radio Program

KAXE is proud to annouce it's Youth Radio Program.


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Jim Miller by Family and Friends: Volume 1

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