Chatabout!

Interviews with community members and organizations.

Non-Profit
1
February 27: Kingdom Builders Christian School ...
Jon Ness, the principal of Kingdom Builders Christian School, stops by to share about the latest happenings at the school and preview its upcoming gala event.
21 min
2
February 26: SCHOOL BOARD NIGHT-Jeremy Olson An...
The Bemidji School Board meets again tonight, bringing superintendent Jeremy Olson and board member Jenny Frenzel to the show to give a preview.
25 min
3
February 23: WEEKEND VET CARE-Megan Fitzpatrick...
Megan Fitzpatrick and Charlotte Roy stopped by the show to discuss the need for Emergency Weekend Veterinary Service in the area, and an ongoing effort to make this possible.
11 min
4
February 22: Dr. Dave Faugno-Fusci On Surgical ...
21 min
5
February 21: GAME TIME-Brian Bissonette Shares ...
The 2024 Gigazone Gaming Championship and TechXpo is returning to the Sanford Center on April 20, and Paul Bunyan Communications' Brian Bissonette has a full preview of this year's event and its array of contests.
25 min
6
February 19: THE CHIEF CHECKS IN: Justin Sherwo...
The Bemidji Fire Dept. Chief has his first visit of 2024 and previews the 2023 Recap Meeting coming up Thursday, shares stats from the past year, talks about his drive for more staffing, goals for the upcoming year and shares his thoughts on the tragedy in Burnsville.
23 min
7
February 16: STATE OF THE CITY-Bemidji Mayor Jo...
Mayor Jorge Prince will be presenting his State of the City address at the upcoming Bemidji city council meeting. He offered a preview of the address, along with details on new south shore development, Bemidji Day at the state capital, and some thoughts on the railroad corridor.
19 min
8
February 15: HANDLING WASTE-Beltrami County Sol...
What is the future of landfills? What are common disposal items? All of this, plus discussing recycling and other waste topics are covered with guest Brian Olson, Beltrami County's Solid Waste Director.
17 min
9
February 14: What Are Your Roots? George Olson ...
Do you have Norwegian roots you have always wanted to trace? George Olson of the Sons of Norway stopped by to preview an upcoming presentation that will allow you to explore your genealogy!
24 min
10
February 13: Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Rigg...
Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs visited the show to share about the new Computer Aided Dispatch and Records system, the jail project reaching its third phase, hiring taking place in the department, and provide a journey from the initial call to the disposition of a case.
26 min
11
February 12: Jamin Carlson Is "In The Zone" To ...
City of Bemidji Planning Director Jamin Carlson discusses the organization of the new Bemidji Planning Commission and Planning Board, a "zoom bomb" that occurred at the last City Council meeting, and the process of reaching out to receive help from the Planning Department.
18 min
12
February 8: Josh Kelsey Visits From Sanford To ...
Sanford physician assistant Josh Kelsey stopped by to talk about the start of American Heart Month, including topics in heart and vascular health as well as special programs going on at Sanford throughout the month.
12 min
13
February 6: BELTRAMI COUNTY BOARD-County Admini...
Beltrami County Board Administrator Tom Barry previews today's Beltrami County Board meeting which includes a discussion on the county's priorities for the upcoming legislative session, a jail project financing report and several other topics to be discussed an voted on.
28 min
14
February 5: Bemidji City Councilor Emilie River...
The Bemidji City Council meets tonight and City Councilor Emilie Rivera is in to discuss it all. Among the key items: Amending Short term rentals, ordinance changes to the septic system and planning commission feedback. She has all the details on today's show.
16 min
15
February 2: Northwoods Habitat For Humanity Is ...
Northwoods Habitat for Humanity's Community Engagement Coordinator Brandon Mustful visited the show to share details about the newest house, info on how to be eligible, volunteer opportunities, and a preview of the organization's big fundraiser.
20 min
16
February 1: Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent...
The Bemidji Area Schools have a full plate of updates and agenda items these days. Superintendent Jeremy Olson visited to talk about the status of negotiations, a referendum update, implementation of the READ Act, board work sessions, and upcoming events.
25 min
17
January 30: Director Derrick Houle Previews The...
Bemidji Community Theatre's latest production will be on stage beginning Friday, February 2nd. Director Derrick Houle stopped by to preview "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?"
15 min
18
January 29: BRRRMIDJI DAYS & PLUNGE--Something ...
This Saturday, the Brrrmidji Plunge marks its 30th year...and this year, they're supporting Special Olympics. And the Jaycees are presenting a NEW event...Brrrmidji Days with a FULL week of winter activities. Jaycees Eva Fisher & Brittany Isensee join us with the details.
11 min
19
January 26: SCIENCE! e-Cubed Is Back & Teaming ...
Coming on the heels of Valentine's Day this year. e-Cubed (The Eleveated Epicurean Experience) at the Headwaters Science Center is exploring the Science of Love. As always, great food, auction items and wine wall, but this year a weekend partnership with Bemidji Symphony Orchestra! We have Lee Furuseth, Julie Bengtson and BSO Executive Director Katey Lutz with all the details.
18 min
20
January 25: RESOLUTE! Sanford Dietician Alicia ...
Sanford Health Lead Dietician Alicia Van Den Heuvel talks about kicking off a new year with new habits. She talks about healthy eating, how poor diets lead to a number of chronic conditions and what you can do independently and in consultation with medical professionals to make progress in 2024.
16 min
21
January 24: CITY STUFF--We Meet The New City Ma...
Bemidji has a new City Manager. Rich Spiczka has been on the job for about a month and we find out his thoughts about Bemidji, his priorities and how he found his way to Bemidji and municipal administration. We also discuss the city's challenges and why Rich wanted to be in Bemidji.
16 min
22
January 23: BELTRAMI COUNTY SHERIFF Jason Riggs...
Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs joined Kev to talk about the construction process for the new jail and when it will be ready. He also discussed crime stats in Beltrami County and 911 calls.
20 min
23
January 22: BEMIDJI SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintend...
The first meeting of the year for the Bemidji School Board will mean the organization of this year's board. We talk about the process of picking board chair, committee assignments and other organizational issues. Plus an update on the referendum renewal listening seassions, employee group contract agreements and a preview of how Minnesota's new READ Act will affect the district.
24 min
24
January 19: HIZZONER Is Back--Bemidji Mayor Jor...
Mayor Jorge Prince was in to preview Monday's City Council meeting. He discussed ASM's proposal on the Sanford Center shortfall, the organization of the new Bemidji Planning & Zoning Commission, what a city is, what a city government's role is and transparency. It's a great conversation.
21 min
25
January 19: TOM CAIN, JR Discusses His Passion ...
Tom Cain, Jr discusses his grandfather's stories and how they have been preserved at the Minnesota Historical Society. He also dicusses some programs he's been involved in at the Beltrami County History Center and at Red Lake regarding the history of Native Music, and shares one of his grandfather's stories.
19 min