Katie Carter


Katie is our Area Voices producer.  

She gets to share the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota. 

She also helps with website content, pinch hits on the morning show and whatever else needs to be done around the station. 

She worked in a one- year grant funded position for KAXE back in '08 and has been back at the mother ship since July 2016. 

Ways to Connect

I call them my monsters...they're benevolent monsters who care, and they would like to give you a feeling of inner wealth...They are not not scary guys or girls, they are monsters who would like to help you heal. - Jesse Dermody on his Strange Forms


A lot of people think of a library as very traditional as a place to go and check out books and items. We are so much more than that. We're a community center. We have computers, we have fax printers, we have copiers, we have study rooms. We have our legal kiosk. - Ara Gallo, Bemidji Public Library

...through through the pandemic, we really, really saw how committed our staff was. And just the way that they stepped up was just incredible and dealt with all the uncertainty and all the changing guidelines. And ....what are the things that we could do that are going to be the most impactful on people's long term quality of life? And these are these are some of the  jumping off points that we decided on. - Jake Robinson, Brigid's Irish Pub

People talk all the time about how we aren't going to have a future... I sort of want a future... a good one!... and I want everyone else to, too!  So, I might as well start somewhere and just get some stuff done...and everyone should be able to garden. - Bridget Westrum, 16 

The day of the reunification, it was October 3rd, 1990, we woke up in a new country without having moved...it was a roller coaster of events, of emotions.  This just came like an avalanche, then there was the big euphoria, of course...  so first you couldn't believe it, and then as it sank in and then... What happens?- Monika Lawrence

I was fortunate to be in Mankato state...and I was taking ceramics and asked if I would like to sign up for glassblowing. I had no idea what the guy was talking about... I signed up, I went to the first class...blew a piece of glass, and I was blown away. And I decided that from then on, I was going to pursue that one way or another for the rest of my life. - Steven Weagel

100 Rural Women sees a future where more rural women lead positive change for themselves, their family, their communities, the nation and, of course, the world...We're really committed to building leadership through networks, mentorship, education and civic engagement. And I think most importantly, our organization is nonprofit, nonpartisan. We're all about finding ways for women to connect...

One of six regional organizations established by the McKnight Foundation to stregthen opportunities  in rural Minnesota, the Northwest Minnesota Foundation inspires people in its 12 county service area to re-imagine possibilities. 

Nate Dorr is the Vice President for Advocacy at NWMF.  He Zoomed into the morning show recently to discuss ways the many ways NWMF  supports the region and how his career has changed his perspective. 

Mark Granlund

...these paintings are really talking about that level of energy that's out there and those patterns that you find in nature that we also find within ourselves and how they line up and match a little bit...So painting these large scale paintings - to me, they sort of have to be large, because that's kind of the experience when you're out there. You're completely immersed in it.- Mark Granlund on his Unutterable Spaces exhibit



I love their faces, but their faces are usually a reflection of something they’ve gone thru our why we love watching them or why we love their work...really human things that you imagine public figures are able to avoid for some reason.  A lot of the women that I do are survivors of violence, of sexual assault...people who seem really resilient or poppy or glamorous have been through it....I’ve seen their artwork...and now to read about them and look at their face and know that that’s not what anyone knows of them but that’s what they’ve carried around with them has been really fascinating. - Annie Roseen.