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

“Haiku are kind of the most gem-like, jewel-like poem.  They are very short.  Unlike other poetry, they don’t use fancy words, metaphor, simile, rhyme.  The lines aren’t even capitalized…and they are usually three lines of something fewer than 17 syllables that compare one image with another or reveal an image and then change it so there is a surprise.” –Marsh Muirhead

“It really opens your mind, it gets you exposed to a bigger world.  It triggers a whole different part of our brain…It’s actually been proven that it boosts cognitive abilities and it’s something that absolutely everyone can enjoy.” Nicolle LaFleur on the importance of accessible arts experiences.

“It’s just the two of us, not anyone else.  …all the scenery. It’s just kind of chill…listening to everything, the woods…I’ve never seen a bear... but I’ve seen a lot of deer swim across." – Henry Heglund, 11, on why he likes going fishing with his dad on open water.

Fishing opener is this weekend and anglers across the state are prepping for the big weekend.  Jon Heglund and his son Henry live in Bemidji.  Like so many others, they are getting ready, too.   Katie Carter stopped by their place earlier this week to talk about fishing.

“I don’t know that he gained his income from painting.  I think he was just kind of recently recognized as having value in his paintings.  I’m sure he logged and did everything else like everybody up here.  You find a way to make a living.  [You] scratch it out.” – Gail Blackmer on local artist and canoe builder Bill Hafeman

Bigfork, MN is a remote, naturally beautiful community in northern Minnesota.  With the Bigfork River running right through this small town that is surrounded by lakes, the remote area is a natural vacation destination for people looking to spend time at their family cabin, camp in a state park, fish, kayak, and truly get away from stresses of modern life.  In a surprise twist, this little community is also a prime location to take in some high caliber art and theater.   Bigfork, with a population of less than 500,  also boasts a state of the art medical facility equipped with modern optio