Maggie Montgomery

General Manager

Maggie is a rural public radio guru; someone who can get you through both minor jams and near catastrophes and still come out ahead of the game. She pens our grants, reports to the Board of Directors and helps guide our station into the dawn of a new era. Maggie is a locavore to the max (as evidenced on Wednesday mornings), brings in months’ worth of kale each fall, has heat on in her office 12 months a year, and drinks coffee out of a plastic 1987 KAXE mug every day. Doting parents and grandparents, she and her husband Dennis live in the asphalt jungle of East Nary.

Ways to Connect

Indivisible Bemidji

Redistricting, reapportionment, and gerrymandering are some of the topics for a community forum being held next Wednesday October 3rd in Bemidji at the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. The forum is called Fair Districts = Fair Elections.

Gilby's Orchard

Gilby’s Apple Orchard in Aitkin was recently picked as one of the top 10 apple orchards in MN. Owner David Gilbertson explains that “over the years we’ve been trying to create a destination for people to come with their children and their complete families and really have a good time. So we’ve tried to set up not only really good quality products and apples but also a great experience. We believe that’s what leveraged us to get on that top 10 list.”

Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability

A new report released by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability shows that the potential economic impact of local food in the region is great.

Jerry Ford

Jerry Ford is Network Coordinator for the Sustainable Farming Assn of MN, Co-Director of the MN Premium Garlic Project, Director of the MN Garlic Festival, and one of the owners of Living Song Farm near Howard Lake MN.

Maggie Montgomery

Mike Schmid stopped by KBXE studios as teachers were moving their materials into a brand new building at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena. Mike, along with Rose Robinson, was one of the school's first teachers when it was founded in 1975. Mike presented a history of the school at the new building's dedication on July 30th, and shared his recollection of that history with Maggie Montgomery.