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Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for our community to connect with the station thru nature… Each week listeners and students report observations and present questions to our resident phenologist John Latimer. 

What are you noticing? Send your observations via email or voicemail at 218-999-9876.  You could even record a voice memo on your phone and send your thought that way!

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: A prayer in Ojibwe

Oct 19, 2020

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn how to say a prayer to Gichi-manidoo, the great spirit.  Nana Boozhoo teaches us a prayer in Ojibwe that can be used to give thanks for the weather, the snow, this day, my life and more!

Go here to learn more about Ojibwe prayer.

We continue to bring you conversations where people from different ideologies listen and converse with civility. 

Author Jeff Foster: For Which We Stand

Oct 16, 2020

Jeff Foster is an AP government and politics teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  He joins Heidi and John to talk about his new book “For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters”.  Jeff emphasizes that it is so important for everyone to understand our government, from ages 4 to 84.  This book was written for middle school students all the way up to their parents, informing you not only how the government works but what you can do as a citizen. 

Attorney General Keith Ellison on Voting by Mail

Oct 16, 2020

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the upcoming elections.  With more people voting by mail because of Covid-19, Attorney General Ellison assures us he is confident in the Minnesota election system being secure and safe and he encourages people to vote by mail.  He talks about voter intimidation, voting disinformation and he urges people to make voting a family tradition.

If you have questions or to report a complaint you can call the Attorney General’s office at 800-657-3787.


A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor talked about the recently passed bonding bill and appointments to CAAPB task force.  Plus, listener questions about Halloween, Thanksgiving and expanding saliva testing sites.

Each week Marshall Helmberger, editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, joins Heidi for Border News Roundup.  This week they talk about the impacts of Covid-19 when it comes to congregate living and how the state is adjusting guidelines on visiting these homes.  Marshall tell us about a 13-year-old stabbing victim in Ely, two area school districts being investigated for promotion of bond referendums using tax payers dollars and he explains what the Annual Winter Finch Forecast is and how it helps to predict the bird population in the area.

Sports Page on the Thursday Morning Show

Oct 16, 2020

Fred Freidman and Kyle Erickson join John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show for Sports Page.  This week they rehash the Vikings game, talk about baseball playoffs and discuss how the absence of fans in the stands has effected the game.  They share memories of the legendary Chisolm coach Bob McDonald who died recently at age 87 and reminisce about the six hall of famers who we have lost in the past few months.

Early Bird Fishing: Is Fishing Season Over?

Oct 16, 2020

Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show.  They talk about fishing season coming to an end due to cold weather.  Jeff lets us know that this is a good time to fish the rivers for walleyes, the fish are biting and you can get out of the wind and strong waves.  He also advises that now is a good time to get out and scope area lakes for pan fish for the winter season ahead.

For more fishing tips go to jeffsundin.com.

We’re living in a politically divided pandemic.  We look to our leaders hoping for some understanding beyond politics.  Understanding of the complexity of everyone’s lives.  For many of us, there is someone who understands.  Who gives us hope.  But sadly, she’s not running for president.  She’s been described as the most powerful, least political feminist in the world.  That person is Dolly Parton.