Lakeland Currents: Project Graduate 100%

In 2017, Minnesota celebrated its highest percentage of high school graduates on record.   That same year, the graduation rate at Bemidji High School hit a 15-year high. But is it enough?  That...

Lakeland Currents: Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society reports that there were 15.5 million Americans living with a history of cancer on Jan. 1, 2016. About 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed this...

Lakeland Currents: Beltrami County Historical Society

The Beltrami County Historical Society was founded in 1952, initially located near Paul and Babe at the Lake Bemidji waterfront.  Today, the Historical Society operates the Beltrami County...

Lakeland Currents: Toward Zero Deaths

In 2003, the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, and Health launched the Toward Zero Deaths initiative, a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to making Minnesota...

Lakeland Currents: Peacemaker Resources

We spotlight a Bemidji-based nonprofit that has been working to build peace skills throughout the region.  From social and emotional learning skills to mindfulness training to presentations on...

Lakeland Currents: Building Workplaces That Work For Women

Ray Gildow welcomes Allyson Zimmermann, Executive Director of Catalyst Europe. Catalyst is a global non-profit research and advisory organization that has a large focus on gender equality in...

Lakeland Currents: 2018 Legislative Session Preview

We welcome two area legislators to discuss some of the issues and topics expected to be debated and perhaps acted upon before the May 21 deadline. Rep. Matt Bliss, a Republican from Pennington,...

Lakeland Currents: Revisiting the Brain Gain in Rural Minnesota

We examine how rural Minnesota communities are reinvigorating their social and economic sectors by attracting more residents with valuable work and educational experience. Our guests for this...

Lakeland Currents: Pressures in Coaching Youth Athletics

We take a look into the realities of coaching youth athletics and the pressures that go along with taking on that high profile role in communities. Our guests are Garry Grewe, JV basketball coach...

Lakeland Currents: A Vietnam Veteran’s Story

Ray Gildow welcomes Buford Johnson, a Vietnam veteran who served in the US Army during the early 1960’s. As a Special Forces advisor to the South Vietnamese military, Mr. Johnson had a unique...

Lakeland Currents: ACT on Alzheimer’s

There are more than 15 million Americans who provide unpaid care to people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias, according to statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association.  It is...

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