91.7 KAXE/90.5 KBXE Morning Show

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A mix of National Public Radio's Morning Edition and local features including Arts, Nature, Sports, Weather and More!

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd, 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Matt Bliss (R) running for MN House District 5a. You can see his facebook page here.

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Representative Josh Heintzeman from MN House in District 10A who is running for reelection. You can see his facebook page here.

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd, 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Dale Menk (DFL) running for MN House District 10a. You can see his facebook page here.

In every part of Minnesota case numbers for COVID-19 are rising. And as the infections rise, so do the hospitalizations. We had been wondering how the hospitals that serve our communities are doing. So we reached out to the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and were able to check in with Dr. Colleen Swank.

Dr. Swank is a pediatrician and Sanford Health Vice President of Clinics for northern Minnesota. Maggie Montgomery and Dan Houg spoke with Dr. Swank on the Wednesday 10/14/20 KAXE/KBXE Morning Show. The audio of this interview is below; the interview has also been transcribed.

The world seems pretty dark right now.  Pandemic.  Elections.  Social Media and politics dividing communities and families.

It's at times like these where we need to look to the helpers.  Look to the heroes in our past and in our midst right now. 

Brad Meltzer and Christpher Eliopolous have created a series of books (and a PBS series too!) for kids or for anyone who wants to find some optimism in the world. 

Katie Carter

Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for listeners to connect with the station thru one of our favorite things: 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: Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct 12, 2020

On Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we hear about Indigenous Peoples Day and we are entertained with past stories and myths about Christopher Columbus.

News from NE Minnesota on Border News Roundup

Oct 11, 2020

Friday mornings during Border News Roundup we get a chance to check in with Marshall Helmberger, the editor and publisher of The Timberjay newspaper serving NE Minnesota. This week Marshall gives us an update on Covid-19, talking about the changes made with Independent School District 2142 in St.

On the House: Beginning Farmers Loans

Oct 11, 2020

Once a month local real estate agent Jesse Davis joins John and Heidi on the Friday Morning Show for On The House.  This week farm loan officer Cattibrie Nichols from the USDA Farm Service Agency joins them to answer questions on how direct farm loans work, who they can work for and what they can do.

For more information on farm loans in your area see below:

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Governor answered questions about tthe next special session, concerns about people not complying with the mask mandate and more!

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