Brainerd

Kent Montgomery joins Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about his experiences collecting sap to make maple syrup.  He tells us this year hasn’t been the greatest year for collecting but not the worst either.  Kent talks about the time and energy that goes into producing syrup with about 30 to 35 gallons of sap per one gallon of syrup.  He describes the importance of friends and family gathering together to converse and enjoy one another’s company while watching the sap boil.

Strong Women: Legendary Women of Brainerd Public Schools

Mar 19, 2021

Lauren Nickish is a retired music educator, an actress and a playwright.  She joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer on the Friday Morning Show to talk about this year’s inductees into the Legendary Women of Brainerd Public Schools hall of fame.

Each year a committee of women induct legendary women into the archives of legendary women of Brainerd public schools.  Lauren talks about the nine women chosen by the committee this year, some of their accomplishments and what impact it has on young students and educators at Brainerd High School.

Each story during "these times" is similar.  How do we reimagine what we once used to do?

John Erickson http://www.clcperformingarts.com/

We talked with Theater Director Amy Borash from Brainerd this morning about the importance of the arts, ESPECIALLY in a time of COVID-19.  Creativity keeps us going. 

She explains the precautions for the cast and crew and the people coming to see the events on the South Lawn of the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College - July 20-23rd and August 3rd-6th.

Brandy Lindquist is an english instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She joined John and Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show.  Brandy is the advisor of the Bent Pine, a journal of art and writing by CLC’s students, faculty, and staff.  The 2020 spring journal is the first to be published since 1971.

John and Heidi also talk with Brandy about how teaching this last part of the  year on-line through Zoom has been challenging for both her and the students at CLC.

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We're checking in with teachers and administrators and the hardworking folks on the frontline of the pandemic of COVID-19 in Minnesota.  John Zemke teaches MN History at Forestview Middle School - he told us about some resources now offered through the MN History Center for students and how they are preparing for next week's move to distant learning. 

All across our region there are hardworking community members working to revitalize downtowns and small towns. Brainerd has had some growth in recent years with a new bakery, restaurants, bars, thrift shops and after tonight's fundraiser at Rumbly Hall maybe a community movement center. 

The Women’s Leadership Fund, a non-profit and all-volunteer effort to support and accelerate the strengths and skills of women in organizational leadership positions, is now recruiting for its WELead peer advisory Cohorts that will begin in April 2020 in Brainerd/Little Falls region.  Deadline to apply is February 1st.

Each group is made of up to 10 women leaders who meet monthly and support and advise on each other’s personal and professional goals.

Dr. Joseph Gaugler

Dr. Joseph Gaugler will be speaking in Brainerd and Crosslake on Tuesday December 3rd.  He'll talk at The Center in Brainerd at 10:30 and Crosslake Lutheran Church at 2pm. 

"Alzheimer's Disease: What It Is and What Can Be Done" is free and open to the public. 

Aaron Brown

We continue our conversation with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn today on Dig Deep about Chuck's book that was recently released "Strong Towns - A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity". 

You can meet Chuck and Aaron and ask them questions at the LIVE Dig Deep Event celebrating the publication of Strong Towns at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids December 10th at 7pm.

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