This week Marshall covers news about proposed copper nickel mining near Hoyt Lakes and a set back in permits from the MN Court of Appeals, a strike by snowplow drivers in St. Louis County and the large numbers of blasto in dogs near Lake Vermilion.

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, Nancy and Bob from Twig called in before frolicking to describe their breakfast of homemade buttery oatmeal with blueberries.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.


We talk with artists, photographers, authors and nature enthusiasts frequently on KAXE/KBXE.  Today we met Duluth nature photographer Dudley Edmonson. 

Dudley's career has spanned nearly 3 decades - he has been featured in galleries and in nearly 100 different publications.  You can see his work in Stan Tekiela's Bird:  The Definitive Visual Guide published by Audobon.  His book "The Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places" features 20 other African Americans with deep connections to nature.

Grant Frashier

We talked with Karen Sunderman from WDSE/WRPT PBS North about Making It Up North - a show she produces and hosts spotlighting makers and artists in northern Minnesota.  Karen and her crew were at the finale of the Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing and created a great send off for the talented cast and crew from the last eight years.  Listen to past Great Northern Radio Shows here!

M. Montgomery/Baker Creek Seed Company

The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog is the world’s largest, containing 1200-1800 varieties. For gardeners in snowy, cold northern Minnesota, January is a good time to dream about springtime and things that grow. That huge Baker Creek catalog is full of tasty, familiar, weird, and fascinating plants.

Violinist and Iron Range native, Jillian Rae talked with us during New Music this week in anticipation of our first CenterStage MN Concert of 2020.

We talk about her new album, I Can't Be the One You Want Me To Be, how she joined Two Many Banjos ('Hey, you have a violin!'), getting weird, cold medicine, and everything in between. Listen below.

Jillian Rae will be at the Mary Ives Studio Theater with her band on Thursday, January 16th. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm. Tickets here.


It's cold.  There's snow.  And more snow and more cold.  It's a WONDERFUL time to read in northern Minnesota and if you enjoy twists, turns and thrillers, Bryan Gruley's newest is out.  It's called Purgatory Bay. 

Bryan Gruley is a journalist who shared with his colleagues at the Washington Post a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of 9/11.

 Writer Michael Connelly says Purgatory Bay is  “impossible to put down”.

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Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note where our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his journals of more than 35 years of climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday we dig even deeper with the weekly Phenology Report.  Today, John talked of sighting ravens, rabbits, and bald eagles. He also mentions that coming soon the owls will be nesting and canids will be courting.  what are you seeing outside?

On the House: Flooring

Jan 14, 2020

On our latest On the House conversation area real estate agent Jesse Davis introduced us to Chuck Miller with Floor to Ceiling in Grand Rapids.  We talked about what's new in flooring - especially when it comes to LVT.  Luxury vinyl tile.


NPR News

Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire former first daughter of Angola who is said to be one of Africa's wealthiest people, has been accused of rampant financial misconduct in order to line her own pockets.

The allegations, announced Wednesday by Angola's top prosecutor, come just days after a major media investigation released more than 700,000 documents related to dos Santos' business empire — and the questionable conduct that built it — in what has become known as the Luanda Leaks.

Airports around the world are screening travelers from certain parts of China for symptoms of an illness that has sickened more than 600 people and killed at least 17. The illness, caused by a novel form of the coronavirus, originated in the city of Wuhan, China, and the bulk of the confirmed cases are in China.

The New Yorker's David Rohde says Barr acts as Trump's political "sword and shield," which has made him the most feared, criticized and effective member of the president's cabinet.

Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET

House impeachment managers are resuming their prosecution of President Trump in the Senate on Thursday, outlining how the law applies to what they see as the president's "corrupt scheme" with Ukraine to tilt the 2020 election in his favor.

The Democrats plan to focus on Article 1 of impeachment, abuse of power. They will take up Article 2, obstruction of Congress, on Friday. Read the articles here.

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