The Jaques Art Center has been bringing visual art experiences to the Aitkin area for 22 years. This weekend kicked off their latest exhibit, Community Canvas, created by people who live in and love the Aitkin area. We spoke with Barden Heft the President of the Jaques Board of Directors. He told us the history of the Jaques Art Center, explained the Community Canvas project and talked about what the Jaques Art Center brings to Aitkin.
When David and Janet Gilbertson moved to their farm in 2002, Janet told her husband she'd like to grow some apple trees...so David planted 400 of them! Since then the Gilbertsons have been adding trees every year at what has become Gilby's Nursery and Orchard in Aitkin.
David Gilbertson talks about apple trees with knowledge and enthusiasm. He said it was a good winter for apple trees, and right now is the time to prune them. He recommends a 6-step pruning process:
Craft breweries are springing up in small towns across the country, and this month Grand Rapids MN is joining the ranks. Klockow Brewing Company is opening on October 28th in a remodeled warehouse at 36 SE 10th Street, just off Highway 169 near Walgreens. Tasha and Andy Klockow (pronounced CLOCK-oh) are the owners. We talked to Andy Klockow on the Wednesday Morning Show.
Imagine a rich, dark beer that tastes like a black forest cake or a chocolate covered cherry--made with local malted barley, oatmeal, tart cherries, and chocolate nibs. That describes this year's holiday ale from Bemidji Brewing.