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This week for our Strong Women series we had the chance to talk with 2 women from Bemidji.  Dawn Goodwin is cofounder of RISE coalition; she is a Representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Simone Senogles is the Food Sovereignty Program Coordinat

Minobii Niibaa Anama’e Giizhiigad! Merry Christmas in Ojibwe

Dec 21, 2020

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn to say Merry Christmas in Ojibwe.  Minobii Niibaa Anama’e Giizhiigad!  (Merry Nighttime Prayer Day).  Nana Boozhoo tells us the Christmas story from the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas.

More on Christmas in Ojibwe language here.


 KAXE/KBXE's Heidi Holtan hosts a weekly statewide conversation with Minnesota State Officials. It's your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physician and author Dr. Michael Stein joins Heidi and John on the Friday Moring Show to talk about his new book Broke: Patients Talk about Money with Their Doctor.  This is a book of stories from Dr. Stein’s patients as they talk about economics.  Dr.

Each Friday morning we hear news from northeastern Minnesota when Marshall Helmberger joins Heidi Holtan for Border News Roundup.  This week Marshall gives a regional update on the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Cook area as the hotspot, with a 100% surge in cases in the last three weeks.  Heidi and Marshall discuss the employee embezzlement of $315,000 at the Fortune Bay Resort and Casino and the U.S.

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster. Sisters Amanda and Mae clash when a reality TV show visits their small Kansas town to film a competition between the family's two fried chicken restaurants. This is writer KJ Dell'Antonia’s debut novel. It’s called The Chicken Sisters. KJ is the former editor of MotherLode and current contributor to The New York Times, as well as the author of How to Be a Happier Parent.


Today we featured local mom, wife, daughter and business owner (Itasca Dog Lodge) Tiffiney Bartz.  She has begun something she calls the #joymovementmn.  Besides providing good cheer on facebook, she has been raising money for people in need and publicizing local organizations and groups that are doing good in the community like yesterday's conversation with

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Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  This week John discusses our recent warm spell, ice skating, green plants in the forest and he educates us on the logistical reason behind star-nosed moles storing fat in their tails! 

All that and more in the full report! 

Katie Carter

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for students and listeners to connect with the station about nature.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the phenological correspondence and classroom observations sent his way.  He shares and discusses them every Tuesday morning during the Phenology Show. 

Madeline Cook from North in Bloom Floral joins John on the Thursday Morning Show.  Madeline talks about their plan to raise money to get flower arrangements to every resident in an assisted living or nursing home in Grand Rapids and Coleraine.  They are offering people a chance to adopt a resident and play “Secret Santa”, helping people to get through what may be a lonely holiday season.

Sign up to spread holiday joy by calling North in Bloom Floral at 218-326-0376.