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Long Lake Conservation Center on the Tuesday Morning Show


Dave McMillan on the Tuesday Morning Show

Long Lake Conservation Center located near Palisade, MN is a county park and a nature education facility. It’s a place for learning, discovery and connecting to nature. Their mission is to encourage the exploration, conservation, education and appreciation of nature. Dave McMillan, manager of the Long Lake Conservation Center, joins Heidi Holtan and John Latimer to talk about the facility. The Long Lake CC has been connecting students with nature since 1965. The programs include a 3-day 2-night stay for kids, spent outdoors learning about nature. There are also ski trails and hiking trails open to the public. For more information go to longlakecc.org.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.
As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.