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Recorded mostly before the pandemic, Minneapolis songwriter Sarah Streitz released a new album, Cut Flowers, on October 9th. Hear her thoughts on the album and more from her interview on CenterStage Minnesota recently. Find her album on social media and streaming services, and hear more Minnesota music Fridays at 2 and 10 on KAXE/KBXE.

Here's a link to Sarah's music.



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 surge of cases in Minnesota and neighboring states and mental health concerns with early winter setting in.  Plus, questions in regards to college students returning home for the holidays.

Cre Larson: Mental Health Crisis During the Pandemic

Oct 23, 2020

First Call for Help of Itasca County is a private, nonprofit community organization whose mission is to provide free, confidential and nonjudgmental crisis intervention, active listening, and information and referral services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to the residents and agencies of North Central Minnesota. 

Tune in for MN Secretary of State Steve Simon - he lets us know the numbers so far on mail-in ballots as well as :

When do counties start counting

What if I used a sharpie on my mail in ballot

Election fraud re:  Iran and Russia

Voter security at the polls

Disinformation (ie ballot harvesting)

People with disabilities and voting

Thursday Morning Sports Page

Oct 22, 2020

Kyle Erickson and Fred Freidman join John Bauer each week for the Sports Page.  This week they talk about sports journalist Sid Hartman, Major League Baseball pitcher Jim (Kitty) Kaat, the choices the Timberwolves will have to make for the number one draft pick and they have fun with some serious trivia.

Early Bird Fishing: Open Water Fishing Season Coming to an End

Oct 22, 2020

On the Thursday Morning Show Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer for Early Bird Fishing Guide.  Today Jeff and John talk about the fishing season coming to an end due to the record breaking cold temperatures we have been experiencing.  They reminisce about fall fishing in past years and Jeff lets us know that so far we are moving in a positive direction for the beginning of ice season.

Find out more at jeffsundin.com.

Meet Candidate for Supreme Court Justice Michelle MacDonald

Oct 21, 2020

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd, 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Michelle MacDonald candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court. You can see her facebook page here.

Meet Quinn Nystrom - DFL Candidate for Congressional District 8

Oct 21, 2020

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Quinn Nystrom (DFL) candidate for Congressional District 8.  You can see her facebook page here.

*We are continuing our Meet the Candidates conversations for the November 3rd 2020 elections.  We recently talked with Supreme Court Justice Paul Thissen who is running for election.

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  Nature is changing right before our eyes these days.  This week John gives an indepth report of keaf changes on a variety of trees and shrubs, the last bumblebees for the season, and a bird report.