Morning Show

Redhead Mountain Bike Soft Opening in Chisholm

Jun 15, 2020

Pete Kero, vice president of Iron Range Official Road Cyclist, joins Heidi and John on the Friday Morning Show.  They talk about the soft opening of the Redhead Mountain Bike Park near Chisholm.  The park opened that day and Pete shares the events planned for the opening.  Pete tells us about the various levels of difficulty, the hiking trails available, rules to bring your pets and the Trailforks app available for riders.

Listen here to learn more.

City of Bemidji helping bars and restaurants during phase 2 reopening.

Jun 3, 2020

Michael Meehlhaus, the ward 1 representative for the Bemidji City Council, joins Maggie Montgomery on the Wednesday Morning Show to discuss how the city is helping bars and restaurants in the phase 2 reopening.  Many of the downtown businesses do not have space for outdoor seating.  Meehlhuas tells us how the city council worked with business owners on plans to use the adjacent parking areas to give them that space.  The city rented barriers for the summer to help the businesses create a space in front of their restaurants.  There is also a temporary special resolution in place allowing cit

Keg n' Cork: Outdoor Dining in Place for Local Restaurants

Jun 3, 2020

This week restaurants throughout the state have been opening under new rules for the COVID-19 pandemic that allow outdoor seating.  Tyler Winkka, owner of the Keg n' Cork in downtown Bemidji, joins Maggie Montgomery on the Wednesday Morning Show to talk about the new changes.  Tyler describes the new outdoor setting which expands into the sidewalk and parking areas on the street, through permission from the city.  The Keg n' Cork now has tables with umbrellas, potted flowers and safety barriers set up in front for customer dining.  They are w

Bemidji Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

May 28, 2020

On the extended hour of the Thursday Morning Show, Katie Carter talks with Megan Hill, one of the owners of Bemidji Brewing.  Megan gives us some history on how the brewery got its start and how they were able to make the changes needed to operate during the pandemic.  With plans having to change daily she said they have learned to expect the unexpected.  With the partial opening nearing, Megan announced that they would not be opening for on premise consumption at that time.  They are working to make sure that they are in the best positi

Rapids Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

May 28, 2020

On the Thursday Morning Show John and Heidi talk with local brewery’s about how they have been doing during the pandemic.  Bill Martinetto, owner of Rapids Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, joins them from the woods while picking ramps.  Bill talks about what it was like for the brewery to go from no restrictions to curbside service and now the partial opening outdoors on Monday, June 1st.  Their plan is to use the outdoor space they have by following the state guidelines of wearing face masks and spacing tables with four to a table or six if you ar

Klockow Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

May 28, 2020

On the Thursday Morning Show John and Heidi talk with local brewery’s about how they have been doing during the pandemic.  Tasha Klockow, owner of Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, joins them.  Tasha talks about what their initial response was at the start of the pandemic and how they will handle the partial reopening starting Monday, June 1st.  They plan to have a beer garden set up in the parking lot for outdoor service for no more than 50 people.

Rep. Julie Sandstede On the End of the 2020 MN Legislative Session

May 27, 2020

Julie Sandstede, DFL Representative from Hibbing, joined Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the recent legislative session.  Julie talks about what her priorities were going into the session and how they changed as things progressed during the pandemic.  They talk about the poliltcal tension that the pandemic caused during the session and the possiblity of holding a special session soon.

Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge

May 19, 2020
https://extension.umn.edu/event/minnesota-tree-and-woodland-carbon-capture-challenge

Matt Russell is an extension specialist in forest resources at the University of Minnesota. He joins Heidi Holtan and John Latimer on the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about the Minnesota Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge, a friendly competition for Minnesotans to learn about the role of trees as a natural climate solution. 

Mabel Amber

John Latimer stopped in via phone during the Extra Hour of the Morning Show on Friday to talk about maple leaves, pussywillow flowers, emerging critters and more. Hear his conversation by clicking below.

Listen weekday mornings at 9:00 for the Extra Hour of the Morning Show and hear John's full phenology report on Tuesdays at about 7:30.  

Gaelynn Lea Visits with Katie Carter

May 1, 2020

Gaelynn Lea talks with Katie Carter on the extended hour of the Morning Show.  Gaelynn is a singer, violinist, public speaker and disability advocate from Duluth.  She shares ways that her and her family are getting through the stay at home order.  Gaelynn talks about how disabled people are effected and often misunderstood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can hear Gaelynn Lea's virtual concerts weekly on Sundays at 2:00.  For more information go to violinscratches.com.

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