happy dancing turtle

Pine River is a quaint community with a population of just under 1000 people. It's a rural town with a progressive spirit. Hunt Utilities Group is on a mission to make the world more sustainable in many different ways.  Happy Dancing Turtle is a non-profit dedicated to creating learning experiences for all ages that make a lasting impact in the name of sustainability.  A CBD oil manufacturer is coming to town and currently renovating the empty Alco building and a business that transforms horse trailers into high end travel experiences is adding more employees exponentially.  In these Let’s Visit segments, learn about Pine River life from three locals and learn about what they do in their town.  Paul Hunt shares technologies and experiments happening at Hunt Utilities Group in Pine River,  Chris O’dell from Pine River-based Complete Chimney Care discusses chimney care tips, and Quinn Swanson shares some of the magic being planned at the upcoming Back to Basics event organized by the non-profit Happy Dancing Turtle. 

Kent Scheer

Kent Scheer and his wife Vicki Chepulis live in a beautiful spot that they share with their community: “The Green Island is on the very north edge of the city of Wadena. The novelty of it is that it’s 60 acres of previous dairy farm actually within the city limits of our town.

Kathy Connell remembers the first seeds she ever planted. It was a handful of corn intended as feed for pigeons. "I fell in love with the magic," she says. "I felt like Jack and the Beanstalk. I could not believe that that a corn seed I had put in the ground became an 8' tall green plant. It started something that has never failed to enthrall me with the miracle of it; that a seed--a tiny lettuce seed--becomes a head of lettuce."

Fresh Energy

Our high energy lifestyles and high-speed, high-tech 21st century economy still rely, in great part, on 19th century fuels - coal, oil and natural gas.  While we still have abundant sources of those fuels, they aren't renewable and require vast infrastructures of pipelines, power lines, ships, rain and trucks to deliver, refine and distribute.  We hear about clean energy, but is it working in our state? 

Raising Chickens

Jan 25, 2017

The Stromberg family of Pine River, Minnesota, has been in the bird business since 1921. Laura and Eric Stromberg will lead a workshop on "The Basics of Keeping Chickens" at the Back to Basics workshop in the Pine River/Backus School on Feb. 11. Laura and Eric talked with Morningshow hosts Brett Carter and Katie Carter about the workshop and the fun of raising chickens. 

Hear the interview by clicking the link below.


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