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

Jason Rylander of North Country Guide Service

Some people call it poor man’s lobster,   others just call it ugly.  At any rate, it’s usually a catch that leaves fishermen talking.  The burbot, commonly known as eelpout, is a bottom-feeder fish known for its potentially large size, its ability to coil  itself around the arm of the person who catches it, and of course for its flavor.  It is the reason behind the annual International Eelpout Festival that takes place every year on Leech Lake in Walker, M

The Regional Arts Council System has provided funding and support for arts projects across Minnesota for decades.  For the first time, an arts council is offering a fellowship specific to Native American Artists.

Nik Nerburn

Born and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Nik Nerburn has blazed his own trail in life, one he walks with positive intention, curiosity and kindness.   His choice communication vehicle is film, his choice subjects are regular people.  Along his creative life path, he disseminates seeds of awareness, understanding, wonder and a more comprehensive understanding of humanity.


We spoke with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School and Katie Carter from the KBXE studio this morning about what's happening in the arts and culture scene around the area.   February is busy month in northern Minnesota.   Inspiring art exhibits, sweet live music, snow sculptures, ice fishing, cross country skiing and theater are just a few things that might be of interest to you.

Riverfeet Press

Northern Minnesota writer Michael Meuers has published his first novel The Road to Ponemah: The Teachings of Larry Stillday.   He stopped by the KBXE studio recently and spoke to producer Katie Carter about Larry Stillday, why he wrote the book, and the impact he hopes it has on readers.  

Bush Foundation

Nevada Littlewolf is the first Anishinaabe woman to serve on the Virginia, MN city council and an influential leader in in many respects.  We spoke with Nevada about her Bush Fellowship, role models, the discrepancy of men vs.

Katie Carter

Women's Marches took place across the world Saturday.  Australia, Qatar, France, Calgary, and Guatemala are just a few places around the globe that people marched.   Across the United States, people marched. in Minnesota, people marched in solidarity in communities across the state including Bemidji, Mankato, Duluth and Longville.  A bus load of women and girls left Bemidji at 5:00 Saturday morning and headed south to March in St. Paul Women's March.  In this Area Voices segment, find out why they went and how it turned out.  

There are over 3,000 archaeological sites in northern Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest, covering a range of time from just after the Ice Age (10,000 years ago) to the early 20th century. The sites include early logging camp sites, fur trade sites, recreational sites, and sites reflecting Ojibwe and Dakota heritage.

Sam Miltich stopped by the KAXE studios in Grand Rapids, MN Monday morning to discuss his upcoming concerts.  Proceeds from this Friday's concert at MacRostie Art Center will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC).  Sam tells Heidi why SLPC's mission of fighting hate and bigotry is important to him.   The also discuss the powerful impact the arts have on society.  

Hang on 'til the end of the interview for a sample of Sam's music!  


Dan Anderson runs the Hockey House in Brainerd, MN and thinks about hockey more than most people.  We are grateful he took the time chat on Friday's Morning Show.   Dan shared his knowledge of the current Minnesota high school hockey climate, the reasoning behind participation trophies at youth tournaments and what's going on with Minnesota Wild Hockey.  Hockey - It's a lifestyle. You can keep up with Dan on Twitter!   He's @Hockeyhousebrd.