Hibbing

Aaron Brown on the Changing Local Media Landscape

Jul 13, 2020

Aaron Brown is a journalist, college instructor and radio producer, he joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the changes in the local media landscape.  Aaron talks about the changes that have effected newspaper revenue due to the internet and business shut down during the pandemic, and how local papers are dealing with this through consolidation, reduction in size and number of days printed.

Episode 2: El Pulpo 

What will Victor Power do next? Beaming, yet cautious after an “impossible” victory defending an immigrant miner against a murder charge for winning a pistol duel, Now “Fightin’ Vic” confronts the massive corporation that rules the small village of Hibbing, Minnesota.

We begin this episode in an unexpected place: Mexico. We end with explosions, animals attacking humans, and the rise of Victor Power.

Aaron Brown & Karl Jacob

Episode 1: Castle in the Woods

Filmmaker Karl Jacob and author Aaron Brown take a road-trip-movie style journey through time to unlock the mystery of their hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. They find a dynamic mayor named Victor Power who left few traces after his mysterious death almost a century ago. His political ghost still haunts an opulent, castle-like high school in the middle of the wilderness and reveals a story of America that has never been told before.

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Representative Julie Sandstede (DFL) from Hibbing won her bid for reelection to her 2nd term in the MN House of Representatives.  We caught up with her this morning to find out what she's thinking and planning for in the 2019 MN Legislative Session. 

Katie Carter

We talked with Aaron to get ready for the Saturday November 17th edition of the Great Northern Radio Show.  We are always excited for the show, but ESPECIALLY because we get to celebrate the 125th birthday of  the town of Hibbing AND 20 years of the Hibbing Foundation.  PLUS, the venue - the historic Hibbing High School auditorium is newly renovated!  We can't wait to try out those new buttery seats and see the grand chandeliers, all while b

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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*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.

karljacob.com/coldnovember/

Karl Jacob is an actor, writer, director and film producer who grew up on the Iron Range. His most recent release, Cold November, opens tonight in both Hibbing and Grand Rapids.  Filmed in northern Minnesota, the film follows the life of 12 year old Florence and the influences of her matriarchal family as she experiences the right of passage of her first deer kill. 

Grant Frashier

The Iron Range Makerspace in Hibbing bringing innovation and opportunity to Minnesotas Iron Range.

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  School's open and the student Phenology Reports are rolling in!   Click on the links to hear what the kids and adults are noticing from Virginia to Long Prairie!  

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

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