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Joey Halvorson joined us this morning to talk about a new exhibit and project honoring 20 women who graduated from Brainerd Public Schools. 

Today at noon at the Brainerd Public Library MN author and forensic psychologist Frank Weber will talk about his latest book, The I-94 Murders. 

A tryst of bondage. A lover's murder.

Joni Kabana / http://www.clcmn.edu/vlw/

Steve Downing is an area writer and arts enthusiast.  He recently had the chance to get to Central Lakes College in Brainerd for the opening of their season of Verse Like Water directed by Jeff Johnson. 

School has just begin or will start next week in northern Minnesota and John Bauer and I took the time to thank some of the teachers that meant the most to us.  We had a chance to talk with the husband-wife duo from Brainerd that had a huge impact on my growing up there - Andre and Marilyn LaMourea.  They were mentioned in the Brainerd paper for retiring 20 years ago...

Northland Arboretum

Today John Latimer and I had the chance to talk about the events going on at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd with executive director Vicki Foss. 

Crow Wing County Historical Society

Our liberal commentator Aaron Brown from Minnesota Brown and our conservative commentator from Strong Towns Chuck Marohn wax nostalgic on department stores of their youth and then move into the impact of the closings of Herbergers Stores across the region. 

In our next segment we'll talk about the effects on workers. 

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ERA MN

This morning we took a tour of northern MN in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.  Tourism is a $15 billion dollar industry in MN and generates more than 265,000 jobs - making up for 11% of private sector employment.  Today we visited with the fine folks that work in the tourism industry in northern MN. 

Megan Christenson from Visit Grand Rapids

Tim Johnson from Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association

We spoke with Mark Lelwica from the Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd recently.  He told us how he got into being a brewmaster, what life is like at the Roundhouse Brewery and what's brewing right now.   Tonight, all Brainerd listeners are welcome to stop by the Northern Community Radio Community Advisory meeting which will happen at the Roundhouse Brewery from 5:30 - 7pm.  We'd love to meet you and hear your thoughts about our programming.  Stop by the Roundhouse Brewery tonight!

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*Dig Deep – Where Is the White Knight in our Small Towns of Minnesota? Pt. 1

Heidi:  You're listening to Dig Deep on Northern Community Radio it's where we pair conservative commentator Chuck Marohn with our liberal commentator Aaron Brown. Thanks for being back you guys. I'm Heidi Holtan.

Ron Plinske of Baxter called in on the most recent What's For Breakfast segment to offer up his recipe for coffee and whipped cream followed by some toast in honor of National Toast Day. While he was on the line, John and Heidi reminisced with him about the recent KAXE/KBXE event in Brainerd. Ron encouraged Heidi to take her belly dancing to the next level, perhaps at this summer's Mississippi River Music Festival. You never know what members will bring to our breakfast table. Next time, it could be you. Listen Friday's about 7:40, and be ready to call.

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