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John Bauer

Program 70  "The Future is Secure": Making The Big Switch to Ground Wood Papers, 1940s

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

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The Ikidowin Indigenous People's Task Force(IPTF) Youth Theater Ensemble brings their production,"We will do it for the Water!"to the Reif Center Grand Rapids Friday morning at 10a.m. and again Friday afternoon at 1p.m. The multi-modal experience illuminates the culture and history of Ojibwe and Dakota people in terms of their commitment to protecting water.

Jesse Davis

Grand Rapids' Farmers' Market has opened for the season in a new location, next to the south branch of Grand Rapids State Bank. The market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Their new space is right off the intersection of Pokegama Avenue and Golf Course Road.

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Senator Amy Klobucher  joined us on Making Sausage this week to talk about the recent vote on net neutrality and a fire fighter cancer registry.

Grant Frashier

The Grand Rapids bike share program is beginning it's first full season of operation.  Ashley Runge of Get Fit Itasca talks with host Grant Frashier.

Every May 17th Norwegians worldwide celebrate Norway's independence with a day similar to our 4th of July - only theirs is called Syttende Mai (the 17th of May).  George "Ole" Olson stopped by the studio to talk about this special Norwegian holiday.  Ole gave us a history lesson on the complicated relationship between Norway and Sweden and told us about the events related to the day. 

Northern Community Board member Doug Baker joined Heidi and John on What's For Breakfast. He survived a mystery jar of preserves from France on toast with butter. He also had his daily orange juice while getting ready for coffee later. Doug and his wife were heading out for a good time at local sales, but they were happy to take time to talk about morning routines.

Milt Lee visits with Russ Lund about what lead him to become an artist.  Russ also describes his sculpture he has submitted for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk, his piece is one of the 12 dog sculptures to be found on the walk.

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We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  Birds are returning, eaglets are hatching, leaves are popping and the world is greening up.  Spring is in full swing in northern Minnesota!

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