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 used to work digitally a lot... and I just realized that it was lacking like a hand made hand-done quality to what I was looking for. And so the style kind of emerged once I found the medium wash. And then from there, I've spent the last few years kind of working in this style and developing it. - Aimee Bouchard  

Marilyn Lee

Marilyn Lee is a woman of many talents.  She's a photographer, she's a quilter and embroidery artist who conducts online workshops, she's a collector of antique sewing machines and a lover of the outdoors.

John and Emily Enger own and operate Enger Grove, a predominantly online artisanal shop where customers can find a variety of handcrafted wood items including footstools, cutting boards, butcher block islands, furniture and even outdoor structures.  John creates the goods while Emily handles promoting his functional works of art via the online aspects of their business.  They stopped by the morning show recently to

...we spend a lot of financial capital on our spaces, whether it's a garage or house or a spare room we never use or a beautiful living room set that we bought that's now cluttered with stuff that we don't really need, use or love...I think we're such a busy society that we need to have space to come back to at the end of a long day or when we need to do some processing or we need to square stuff away that is safe and comfortable and loving for us. ..And if it's cluttered, full of stuff that we're keeping because we feel guilty not getting rid of it, then you're just adding to the angst in your head and you don't really have that space. - Tammy Schotzko, Professional Organizer

Pine River is a quaint community with a population of just under 1000 people. It's a rural town with a progressive spirit. Hunt Utilities Group is on a mission to make the world more sustainable in many different ways.  Happy Dancing Turtle is a non-profit dedicated to creating learning experiences for all ages that make a lasting impact in the name of sustainability.  A CBD oil manufacturer is coming to town and currently renovating the empty Alco building and a business that transforms horse trailers into high end travel experiences is adding more employees exponentially.  In these Let’s Visit segments, learn about Pine River life from three locals and learn about what they do in their town.  Paul Hunt shares technologies and experiments happening at Hunt Utilities Group in Pine River,  Chris O’dell from Pine River-based Complete Chimney Care discusses chimney care tips, and Quinn Swanson shares some of the magic being planned at the upcoming Back to Basics event organized by the non-profit Happy Dancing Turtle.