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

Jane Grimsbo Jewett

Jane Grimsbo Jewett and her husband Joe own Willow Sedge Farm in Palisade. They raise chickens, beef cattle and pigs, and sell the meat at the local farmers’ market in Grand Rapids. They also sell online or at monthly “meat ups” during the winter months when the market isn’t operating.

Team photo from MN Cup Competition at Carlson School of Management
Dani Pieratos

Harvest Nation has developed an indoor, aeroponic CSA farm that will serve the Iron Range and Bois Forte Reservation communities. The family-owned/women-owned/Native-owned company recently completed a feasibility study. Next they’re moving into a pilot project for which they are seeking customers.

Brian Livermore

If you live in northern Minnesota, you know that April is generally way too early to get out in the garden. Nevertheless, Beltrami County Master Gardener Becky Livermore offers some things we can do right now – while sheltering in place - to get ready for the upcoming garden season.

Andrew Kringen

Dawnette Davis is a retired teacher and Grand Rapids artist who makes hand-dyed silk garments and shawls. She sells her art at sales and shows around Minnesota. But Covid-19 has shut down many upcoming arts events. These days Dawnette is using some of her talent, some leftover cotton fabric, and her serging sewing machine to produce cloth facemasks. She talked with Heidi Holtan on the KAXE/KBXE Morning Show.

Maggie Montgomery

Minnesotans are sheltering in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. This means we mostly stay home. We are allowed to go out to a few places – to get medicines, or gas, or groceries. Grocery workers are among those who don’t stay home. In fact, Minnesota grocery workers are classified as “emergency personnel.”