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The Untold Story of Mississippi River Mayhem with Author and Historian Dean Klinkenberg

In today's Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack dives into the Mississippi River and all its mayhem with author and historian Dean Klinkenberg. From pirates to pandemics, Klinkenberg has sifted through 200 years of history involving the river to curate an overview of how Americans dealt with and adapted to one of the most defining geographic features of our culture. Through floods, earthquakes, and exploding steamboats, Mississippi River communities continue to persevere and celebrate the beauty of Old Man River. Dean Klinenberg will be at the Beaver Island Brewery as part of the Stearns History Museum's Hops & History program discussing his book, Mississippi River Mayhem, Disasters, Tragedy, and Murder on Ol' Man River on Thursday, Nov. 10, beginning at 5:30 pm. The Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is made possible through support from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Ccccccccold Campbell!

Charlotte Helgeson, Director of the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks, MN, warms things up on a COLD winter day with HOT news on Campbell activities and services!


Wind & snow

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.


Bobcats

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.


Record snowfall & subnivean

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.


Magpies

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now


Centerstage Minnesota, December 2, 2022

Centerstage Minnesota featuring an interview with McKeon Hugh Roberts and other Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Ondara, Tea & Sympathy, Chastity Brown, Tall Paul and more.


Mosaics Say So Much!

Artist Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada, MN wants to share her experiences and expertise in creating stunning mosaics…. and she is through the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council!


Tracy Kampa Recommends Children’s Books

Grand Rapids Area Library Children’s Librarian Tracy Kampa gives us the scoop on new and noteworthy children’s books for What We’re Reading. Today’s books feature superheroes, zombies, singing organs, unidentified flying objects, fairy tales and more! Tracy reviews 5 new children’s books you’ll definitely want to check out.

Song in the City, by Daniel Bernstrom (MN writer)
Digestion! The Musical, by Adam Rex
Leon the Extraordinary, by Jamar Nicholas
Crash From Outer Space, by Candice Fleming
Windswept, by Margi Preus (MN writer, Duluth)


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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation