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Interviews with community members and organizations.

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July 19: Bemidji Mayor Jorge Prince Brings A Mo...
Bemidji mayor Jorge Prince stopped in today for a conversation on the latest happenings around the city. Among the topics was a discussion on several important housing initiatives that are ongoing.
19 min
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July 18: What Should You Know Before Visiting T...
Today's guests were Beltrami County Solid Waste director Brian Olson and Bemidji Transfer Station foreman Tim Knapp. They offered up insights on what to know before making a visit to dispose of waste at the transfer station.
18 min
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July 17: The Watermark Art Festival Is On Displ...
Watermark Art Center executive director Lori Forshee-Donnay stopped by today to paint the picture of this weekend's Watermark Art Festival, one of the staple summertime events in Bemidji!
17 min
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July 16 TWO TOPICS: County & Corvettes--We Prev...
Beltrami County Commissioner John Carlson & Beltrami County Public Health Director Amy Bowles teamed up to discuss today's County Board Meeting and quarterly Community Health Board meeting. Then we hear all about the Bemidji Corvettes Show & Shine set for Saturday at Dondelinger GM with Jim Hess, Lloyd Holy and Chatabout Blast From The (recent) Past, Todd Haugen.
37 min
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July 15 School Board Member Anna Mannecke & Sup...
Superintendent Jeremy Olson and Board Member Anna Mannecke preview the topics in tonight's School Board meeting, including policies and textbooks and library materials, the district overview along with potential changes to work session and board meeting schedules.
17 min
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July 12 SHERIFF'S DEPT SPOTLIGHT: We Learn Abou...
There's a lot more than meets the eye in the Sheriff's Department. This month, Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs brought in Sgt. Trish Grimsley to discuss the Courthouse Crew. They deal with court security and inmate transport. It's a very complicated job and we learn all about it on today's Chatpod.
23 min
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July 11 Dr. Ashley Huerd of Sanford Health Disc...
Pediatrician Dr. Ashley Huerd of Sanford Health in Bemidji discussed the importance of well child check ups and why they need to continue throughout the childhood. She also discussed how children often are suffering from anxiety and depression but do an excellent job of hiding it from their parents.
13 min
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July 10 Beltrami County Fair Open Class Registr...
The countdown to the Beltrami County Fair continues. Today we hear from Amber Bury and Stacy Ness on the Open Class categories at the Fair. Registration is open now and they have all the details. Plus, it's National Park & Recreation Month and they are celebrating at Bemidji Parks & Rec. We hear from Marcia Larson and Jamie Anderson.
30 min
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July 9 Bemidji Community Theater's "Blithe Spir...
Bemidji Community Theater's latest production opens up Friday. It's Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit". Julie Kaiser is one of the cast members...and the director. She tells us all about it, how you can get involved in community theater and how to get your tickets for the show.
17 min
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July 8: Jamin Carlson On Bemidji Planning & Zon...
Two guests on today's show. Jamin Carlson discusses everything going on in the Planning Department and also guides us on the process of starting a new business or new building. Then Watermark Art Center Executive Director Lori Forshee-Donnay checks in to preview the upcoming Watermark Arts Festival set for July 20th and 21st.
29 min
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July 2 TWO PARTER: Commissioner John Carlson Pr...
Author Barb Mack discusses her book "The Hand I've Been Dealt" on her battle with epilepsy. She also discusses the misconceptions about epilepsy and a special event she will be part of next Tuesday at the Bemidji Public Library. Before that, we hear from Beltrami County Commissioner John Carlson previewing today's Work Session and Regular Board Meeting, including solid waste and Beltrami County Historical Society updates and a cannabis public hearing.
26 min
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July 1 Bemidji Ward 5 City Councilor Lynn Eaton...
Bemidji Ward 5 Councilor Lynn Eaton previews tonight's Bemidji City Council meeting. There are some key items on the agenda including improvements needed at the Beltrami County Historical Society building and discussion on Cannabis ordinances that will need to be in place soon. Lynn also talks about action that will need to take place on several other buildings in Bemidji, including Nielsen-Reise Arena, Fire Station 1 and City Hall.
16 min
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July 1 CARNIVAL TIME: Larissa, Eva & Missy Have...
were in with the details. Larissa, Eva & MIssy tell us EVERYTHING happening from July 3-7. Get the details of this Paul Bunyan Country summer tradition on the latest Chatpod.
13 min
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June 28: What's New At The Headwaters Science C...
Lee Furuseth of the Headwaters Science Center was today's guest, providing an update on what's new and happening at the Science Center this summer.
14 min
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June 27: Erin Kossivi Discusses Sanford Hospice...
Today on the show, Sanford Hospice bereavement coordinator Erin Kossivi stopped by to share about the grief support systems they offer.
14 min
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June 25 A Beltrami County Fair Update & A Boys ...
The Beltrami County Fair is coming up August 9th, but they're getting ready now. We hear from Fair Board Dog Superintendent Lori Brama and 4-H Intern Lily Krona about all the 4-H and dog events coming to the fair, along with what 4-Her's do the rest of the year. Plus, Andrea Kent is in to talk about the final days of the Great Futures Campaign at the Boys & Girls Club.
27 min
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June 24: Mary Knox Johnson & Chris Tolman "Pain...
Mary Knox Johnson and Chris Tolman of Loon Country Arts were today's show guests, as they shared all about the art gallery, its grand opening, and what it brings to the community and local artists in particular.
11 min
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June 21 DOUBLEHEADER: Mayor Jorge Prince Talks ...
Another double dip today on Chatpod. We hear from the Mayor of Bemidji on issues before the Council including the Railroad Corridor, Red Pine Estates, Industrial Park ordinances, Cannibus...AND...roundabouts. Then, we hear from Michelle Bedford of Scouting America (formerly Boy Scouts of America) about their annual Lawn Social on Lake Movil.
26 min
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June 20: Our Monthly Round Of "Trash Talk" With...
Beltrami County Solid Waste director Brian Olson visited today to talk all things solid waste, including recycling, composting, and new grant possibilities.
16 min
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June 19 DOUBLE FEATURE! We Preview The Beltrami...
The Beltrami County Fair is set for August in Bemidji...and UNICON 21 (The International Unicycling Championships & Convention) comes to Bemidji next month. Vern Holzhueter & Beryl Wernberg are in to talk about the fair and Kirsten Goldstein talks all things unicycling.
32 min
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June 18: The Beltrami County Board Meets Tonight!
Beltrami County commissioner Richard Anderson was today's guest, and he had a preview of the county board meeting that is taking place tonight.
15 min
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June 17: Jeremy Olson And Dave Wall Are Ready F...
Bemidji Area Schools superintendent Jeremy Olson and board chair Dave Wall were today's guests to set the stage for tonight's ISD 31 school board meeting.
22 min
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June 14: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Beltrami C...
Beltrami County Sheriff Jason Riggs and records technician supervisor Gretchen Gunning provided insight on what happens behind the scenes at the Sheriff's Office with their visit to the show today!
25 min
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June 13: Bone Health Specialist Kelly Pruitt Ta...
Sanford Orthopedics bone health specialist Kelly Pruitt visited the show today to discuss staying mobile and ways to avoid osteoporosis.
15 min
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June 12: Walt Lindahl & John Schmitt Give First...
Walt Lindahl and John Schmitt are both double lung transplant recipients. They were today's guests to discuss the vital, life-saving magnitude of organ donation.
23 min