Strong Women

Conversations with women about their lived experience in northern Minnesota.  Search your podcast sources for Strong Women.

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On the Friday Morning Show Lisa Desrocher from 5Rocks Distillling Co. in Brainerd talks with John and Heidi.  Lisa shares what it's like to open up a microdistillery and what led up to starting the business.  She also tells about joining the community effort against the coronavirus pandemic by making hand sanitizer and giving it out free to the public.

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

This week, the Minnesota Department of Health Director, Kris Ehresmann.  

For more information on the states response to COVID-19 visit the Minnesota State's Website.

...there's a lot of innovative and exciting approaches that, quite honestly, youth are driving...the younger generation is so keyed in on our responsibilities, we're seeing some amazing efforts to protect and preserve our our environment and understand the interconnectedness and relatedness...I get hope...from seeing this....it's an amazing thing. - Dr. Anna Carlson

Cecelia Wattles McKeig

Cecelia McKeig has been passionate about local history for as long as she can remember.  She's written several books about area locales such as Remer, Federal Dam, the Bemidji Poor Farm and Bena.  She's currently been working on a book about the history of resorts on Cass Lake that will be published this summer.  Since Covid-19 has changed our lives, she's been entertaining social media fans with her "On the Street Where you Live" posts on the "You might be from Bemidji, MN....." Facebook page.  Sharing interesti

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KAXE/KBXE's Heidi Holtan hosted a statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It was an opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, the Lt Governor provide clarification on the Peacetime State of Emergency Extension, addressed questions in regards to small businesses and other business closures, broader access to wide-spread testing, and more. 

Brigid's Pub FB

Since Covid has eliminated opportunities for entertainment, Mary Overlie found herself missing live music,  local musicians and open mic nights.  She's created a virtual experience called Songcatchers to satisfy her cravings...

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KAXE/KBXE's Heidi Holtan hosted a statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It was an opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the states response to COVID-19 visit the Minnesota State's Website.

Do you have questions facing you or your small business as a result of COVID-19, email KAXE/KBXE - Northern Community Radio.

...the first language speakers are the ones that are elderly and they're passing on to the next world, so it's a  scary time for a lot of a lot of tribal nations to try to scramble to figure out what to do. So there's a lot of amazing work going on right now in language revitalization. You'll see it more and more in schools. - Erika Bailey-Johnson

Mandie Alto, executive director of Advocates for Family Peace, joins Heidi Holtan on the Morning Show.  They talk about the services available to help people in situations of domestic violence during this time of social distancing. 

Bemidji Area Doctor Diane Pittman on COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

On our extended hour of the Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks to Dr. Diane Pittman from True North Health Care in Bemidji about COVID-19.

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