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Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin Altar Boys 
Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys are one of the musical guests at our Mississippi River Festival get your tickets today.
Check out the lineup at the 11th Annual Mississippi River Festival on
Friday July 17th and Saturday July 18th!

Silent Auction
NCR is excited to be hosting a silent auction Saturday, July 18th at this year's Mississippi River Festival. The silent auction has been a fun way to display our members' talents and raise a good amount of money for Northern Community Radio! Please contact KAXE if you'd like to contribute hand made jewelry, gift baskets, quilts, gift certificates or anything you create! The deadline for dropping off items at KAXE's studios is Friday, July 17

What's Left - a community arts project addressing the aftermath of suicide. Interviews with artists using their art for healing. They can found on our highlights page here.

Local stories:

Gina Marie Bernard 
Gina talks with Heidi Holtan about the long transition from Greg to Gina; and what it's like to live as a transgender woman in northern MN.

Paddle MN: Randy Carlson part 2
Jim Gallagher talks with Randy Carlson, Director of the Outdoor program at the Univ of MN-Duluth about stand-up paddling on Lake Superior.
You'll find previous stories on our highlights page

11th Annual 91.7 KAXE Mississippi River Festival at Northern Community Radio in Grand Rapids, live under the Rotary tent kicks off Friday July 17 at 6:30 p.m. with Smooth Hound Smith and Tree Party.

Lamont Cranston takes the stage Saturday, July 18 a 2 p.m., followed by Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders, and winding it all up with Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys.

Also featuring twin cities poet/baker Danny Klecko.

More information about the festival and lineup here.

Buy tickets online or call us at 800-662-5799.


NCR Trips invites you to join tour guides Fred Freidman and Scott Hall on a charted bus to Minneapolis to watch the Twins play the Houson Astros at Target Field on Friday, August 28th for a 7:10 pm game.  Cost is $85. Seating is limited to 56 passengers. Call and reserve your ticket today 800-662-5799
Photo: Congrats to our friend John Latimer who after 36 years retired last Friday. We hope you now get more time to use this shirt and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed sharing in your curling celebration last weekend & enjoy your road trip!! ❤️ The Hoops' The Beat
Minnesota Poets read their own work every weekday at 7:40am and again at 11am. It includes both established poets and students as writers and readers. You can listen to Untitled by Dani Pieratos.

Help us help Harry Hutchins

Long time member and contributor to Northern Community Radio, and forest ecologist, Harry Hutchins needs new kidney.   If you need more info or want to talk with Harry personally, contact us! 800-662-5799.  


Phenology with John Latimer
You can see more photos on our Phenology page and our Season Watch page on Facebook. Join in the fun and share your observations and what birds and dragonflies you are seeing this summer. email us.

Nature Scavenger Hunt
Mesabi Coop Kids
Teams of campers attempted to locate several different flowers, grasses, insects and more. Reactions from kids that participated in the nature scavenger hunt.

A list of items in the hunt is here.
Thank you for attending the Sanford Center Powwow and listening to our live broadcast with KOJB. 

Bemijigamaag Video
Listen to these powow stories by David McDonald.

Historian Don Boese begins a new series on life in the first iron mines on the Mesabi Range. The stories were collected in the 1960's by Oliver Mining employee, James Steel.

Check here to hear and download his segments and other history segments about northern Minnesota.  Check out the latest history segments on our audio highlights page! 

Stories that Matter
Journalist Stephanie Hemphill covers the environmental impact of sulfates on wild rice, you can also hear our Pipeline Stories from Britt Aamodt here. 

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?

Centerstage Minnesota - Tune in Friday afternoons from 2 to 4pm and Saturdays from 5-7pm with Tom Sippola for an exploration of music by Minnesota talent and ideas on where to see live music! Tell us about your favorite MN musician!  comments@kaxe.org
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