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

Nature's Edge Garden Center

Chad Museus loves his business. “Being in the greenhouse in the spring is one of the most exciting things you can do,” he says. "It’s the most fun environment you could ever work in…People always come in happy!” 

Many public libraries are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Northern Community Radio's What We're Reading producer and Bemidji State University librarian Tammy Bobrowsky teamed up this Tuesday morning to help you find free books online and recommend some reading.

Listen to the interview and then follow the link to Tammy's post below to find ways to download audio or e-books for free!

Check out Tammy's suggestions for free e-books and audio books here!

Farmers in Minnesota and around the country are struggling. Especially for small farmers, issues like severe weather, globalization, low commodity prices, and trade wars have made it hard to make a living. One bright spot may come from new methods of sustainable farming that strengthen soil health. These new methods allow multiple uses for the same acreage, strengthen resiliency against severe weather, and lower the number of “inputs” (such as fertilizer) needed to grow a robust crop.

Growers and farmers from around northern Minnesota are invited to a free meeting at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on February 25th to find out about the potential of growing a new crop: hazelnuts. These are not the hazelnuts that lots of us find growing wild in our forests and fields. These are brand new hybrids that can be grown as a cash crop.

Jackie Clay/Seed Treasures

Jackie Clay Atkinson is a homesteader, writer, and blogger from Angora MN. She writes for Backwoods Home Magazine. She and her husband Will also grow and sell heirloom and open pollinated seeds through their seed catalog, Seed Treasures.

Jackie talked to us on the Wednesday Morning Show.

Maggie Montgomery (MM): Tell us about your place in Angora.