Let's Visit is Northern Community Radio way of sharing various communities and places in our broadcast region with our listeners.  This past month, Let's Visit focused on Remer, MN.  Remer is more than a palindrome.  It's a quaint, small town with a penchant for Bigfoot that serves as many students in the school district as there is population in the community itself.  Northland Community Schools serves children from Outing, Boy River, Longville, and Federal Dam.

Indivisible Bemidji

Redistricting, reapportionment, and gerrymandering are some of the topics for a community forum being held next Wednesday October 3rd in Bemidji at the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. The forum is called Fair Districts = Fair Elections.

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.”

Bemidji Sculpture Walk

First beavers, then dragonflies, now dogs.   The Bemidji Sculpture Walk has added 3 dimensional intrigue to downtown Bemidji since 1999.   In 2010, the Bemidji Sculpture Walk started the first of its painted form fundraisiers.  That year, ten beaver sculptures were painted by area artists, placed in downtown Bemidji for a year, then autioned off with proceeds going toward the Sculpture Walk.  Four years later, The forms were dragonflies.  Tonight, 12 unique dog sculpures will be auction off at the

Over the past few years, Minnesota indie-rock band Hippo Campus, has made it to the top of 'Bands to Watch' lists around the world. These guys came out of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and have a very educated knowledge of music. And they know how to write a hook.

Phenology Report: September 25, 2018

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Cis Pecarich Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

  Every week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the Tuesday morning Phenology Report.  As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an email directly to John.  Either way, we want to hear from you!

Sue Keeler via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week we hear from regular listeners and school kids from all across our listening area as they call or email their nature observations. We were thrilled with the number of reports that flowed in during the past week and very much look forward next week!  

MN DNR

We talked with Rich Rezanka this morning about the News Release on the connected lakes to the Blandin Reservoir being added to the infested waters list.  This includes Pokegama, Jay Gould and Little Jay Gould lakes. 

Zebra mussels confirmed in Blandin Reservoir near Grand Rapids September 24, 2018

Several connected lakes also added to infested waters list

https://www.nrri.umn.edu/strategic-research/minerals-metallurgy-mining

Scott Hall had a chance to talk with Shima Hosseinpour - she's the Strategic Project Manager for the NRRI Business Assistance Fund Program.  They recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.   

Gilby's Orchard

Gilby’s Apple Orchard in Aitkin was recently picked as one of the top 10 apple orchards in MN. Owner David Gilbertson explains that “over the years we’ve been trying to create a destination for people to come with their children and their complete families and really have a good time. So we’ve tried to set up not only really good quality products and apples but also a great experience. We believe that’s what leveraged us to get on that top 10 list.”

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