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Statewide Conversation May 21 - Governor Tim Walz

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In our final Statewide Conversation Governor Tim Walz joined us to talk about the current state of the pandemic in Minnesota.  He looked back at how the state handled things - and reflected that he could have done things differently that might have lessened the political polarization. 

Thanks to AMPERS - diverse radio for MN Communities for creating this conversation that kept us up to date over the last 14 months.  Special thanks to Joel, Erin, Justus and Sarah Bignall. 

We are pausing this conversation, and brainstorming with the Lt. Governor about future topics that affect the State of Minnesota. 

Sarah Bignall was named Interim General Manager is early 2022. Prior to being GM, Sarah started working at KAXE/KBXE in 2015 and was promoted to Director of Operations in 2016. Her duties included on-air programming, day-to-day operations, management of staff and coordinating and managing many of our events.
Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.