Close to Home

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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A focus on regional events, sites, and places and how they relate to the community.

A focus on regional events, sites, and places. Each show focuses on an event or historical site and contains an interview with people connected to it.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


99 Pieces

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Host Grant Frashier attends the first ever Iron Range Pasty Festival in Mt. Iron.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 07:29
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Host Grant Frashier attended the open housr at the Natural Resources Research Institute in Coleraine Jane Brenamen and Director Kevin Kangas.

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 11:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Close to Home visits the North Central Farm & Antique Association show in Blackberry and host Grant Frashier contemplates technology.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Grant Frashier visits the North American Bear Center in Ely.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 09:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Grant Frashier visits with Annie Dugan from the Free Range Film Festival, a showing of independent films in a century old barn near Wrenshall.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 11:36
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Grant Frashier heads to Virginia to visit the Olcott Park Greenhouse.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 09:30
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Grant Frashier visits the Mesaba Coop Park in Cherry and talks with the Chairman of the Board, Oscar Forsman.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 09:29
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Grant Frashier had a conversation with Sarah Hayden Shaw owner of Sage on Laurel and Rumbly Hall about the revitalization of the downtown neighborh...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 10:26
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Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids hosts a wide variety of events. Grant Frashier talks with owners Andy and Tasha Klockow.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 10:01
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Close to Home went on a tour of Hill Annex Mine State Park in Calument.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:04
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The Ojibwa jingle dress and dance are a colorful part of powwows. It origin is as a healing dance but can also be viewed as part of a radical wom...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 09:49
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In a follow up to last weeks story Close to Home goes to the Iron Range Maidens season opening bout.

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 05:17
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The Iron Range Maidens, the Grand Rapids Roller Derby team, is preparing for their season opening bout on May 18. On Close to Home Grant Frashier ...

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 10:19
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A new improv comedy group has started in Grand Rapids. Grant Frashier talks with Jessi Siiter of Self IMPROVment.

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 07:35
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Close to Home talks with NCR's Penny Holcomb during a visit to the KAXE Book Club.

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 07:02
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Opioid drug use is expanding in rural communities. There is a series of community forums being offered in Itasca, Northern St. Louis, Aitkin and P...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:57
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Grant Frashier talks with John Bjorkquist at the St. Urho's Day Pancake Breakfast at the Jacobson Community Center.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 09:31
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Sheila Rae Maki and Judy Dimich talk with Grant Frashier about the upcoming Deer River Health Care Foundation Gala and Fundraiser.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:49
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Host Grant Frashier talks with seniors Liberty Blaine, Megan Denny, Mera Beighley, Brianna Scherping and Emily Wochnick minutes before the last hom...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 09:43
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Donna Johnson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, is taking a unique approach to their gift shop with a call for loc...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 05:46