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Between You & Me podcast features the stories and voices of the people of Northern Minnesota, as shared on the KAXE Morning Show. This podcast is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.


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Between You & Me podcast features the stories and voices of the people of Northern Minnesota, as shared on the KAXE Morning Show. This podcast is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.




Minn Sec. of State Simon: 'Extraordinary legislative session for democracy'

The 2023 Minnesota Legislature passed three election-related bills signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz. Secretary of State Steve Simon joined the "KAXE Morning Show" to talk about the changes.


Rally for striking UPM Blandin paper mill workers draws hundreds in Grand Rapids

The rally featured union leadership from across the state and state legislators including Rep. Dave Lislegard, DFL-Aurora, and Sen. Grant Hauschild, DFL-Hermantown.


Recycling groundwater is goal of Brainerd project funded by bonding bill

Gov. Tim Walz toured the municipal water plant Wednesday, June 7, while visiting with local elected officials and touting a laundry list of funding increases and appropriations he said will improve the lives of rural Minnesotans.


Rural Futures Summit: What future can we build together?

Springboard for the Arts hosted a gathering in June of 2023 in Fergus Falls addressing the intersections of rural, art, economics and land. Rural Regenerator Fellows gathered to communicate about making positive change in rural communities.


Tammy Bobrowsky of 'What We're Reading' on Ruta Sepetys' new writer’s guide

Tammy Bobrowsky of KAXE/KBXE's "What We're Reading" talks about reading about writing and Ruta Sepetys’ new writing book, which encourages people to tell their stories.


KAXE contributor Aaron Brown on throw pillows, garden art and copper-nickel mining permits

Brown first contributed to KAXE as part of the original iteration of "Between You & Me," a call-in variety show featuring essays and music.


Lorie Shaull helps bring KAXE stories to life with colorful imagery

Shaull recently began taking photos for the station as part of our efforts to expand our digital presence and present local news in new ways. On a recent trip to Bemidji, Shaull was able to meet up with Crystal Gail Welcome to showcase Black Birdwatchers Day.


Writer Kuyatt’s new middle-grade novel shares story of neurodivergent girl

Tammy Bobrowsky joined the Between You & Me podcast to share a recent conversation with Meg Eden Kuyatt, whose "Good Different" tells the story of seventh-grader Selah.


Solving a Brainerd history mystery means righting wrongs about Lyman P. White

Jeremy Jackson’s inquiry began shortly after Brainerd officials renamed the city’s newest park after the man once known as the “Father of Brainerd,” Lyman P. White. Misinformation printed in the 19th century found new life online, making troubling claims about White’s dealing with Indigenous peoples.


Juneteenth celebrations planned across Northern Minnesota

Long celebrated in the Black community, Juneteeth commemorates the day on which the last remaining slaves in the United States learned they were free in 1865. It was recognized as a federal holiday in 2021 and Minnesota passed a bill in 2023.


Banned books, good librarians and romance reads: 'What We're Reading' host Tammy Bobrowsky

A broken-up couple has to fake being back together in Emily Henry's lastest novel "Happy Place," but first, we get to know a little more about "What We're Reading" host Tammy Bobrowsky, a longtime KAXE/KBXE volunteer and producer.


All Minn. students could soon be granted free overnight outdoor experiences

Outdoor School For All Minnesota is advocating for the establishment of a statewide grant program to support immersive, multi-day, accredited overnight outdoor education program experiences for students in fourth through eighth grades.


Milford mining disaster in Crosby spotlighted in new novella

Jenny Robertson grew up in the woods of Lake Shore, Minn. Her new book Hoist House: A Novella and Stories is described as weaving tales of immigrant life, worker exploitation and the tensions and dangers of growing up with the American dream.


Remembering Benesikwe: The legacy of Red Lake Nation's Shirley Nordrum

Independent audio producer Leah Lemm featured Shirley Nordrum on KAXE’s "Northern Voices" – celebrating ties to Minnesota’s northland, a series on KAXE.


Iron range art center aims for cultural sensitivity in recent 'Moana Jr.' production

Respect for Pacific Islander culture and the environment is interwoven into a youth production of "Disney’s Moana Jr." The organization connected with Enormvs (li’o) Muñoz, a New York-based performance artist born on Hawaii, who provided choreography and cultural guidance.


DNR's Andy Tri on black bear encounters at home and how to prevent them

The black bear population in most of the state is steady or slowly increasing, Tri said, after bottoming out at about 12,000 animals in 2013. Thirteen years earlier, the DNR altered hunting regulations to intentionally reduce the population from a peak of 25,000.


Intense springtime of 2023 is humbling for Hill City farmers

Akre Homestead is a fifth-generation farm in Hill City producing animals, meat and soap products at northern Minnesota farmers markets and the Night Makers Market in Grand Rapids.


Understanding bird language in your own yard

Laura Erickson’s "For the Birds" is heard on public and community radio stations throughout the Midwest, including KAXE. She’s written over 13 books about birds, including her latest, "100 Plants to Feed the Birds."


Stolen ruby slippers story grabs headlines again with federal indictment

Morning Show co-hosts Heidi Holtan and Kari Hedlund reflected on the saga of the stolen slippers the day the U.S. Justice Department announced the grand jury indictment of a Grand Rapids area man for the theft.


Minn. author Mary Casanova on hooking readers right from the start

Mary Casanova is an award-winning author of over 40 books, many set where she lives, on the border of Minnesota and Canada. From her Dog Watch chapter books, to young adult novels like Ice Out and picture books like Utterly Otter Day, she’s been charming readers of all ages for decades.