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Lakeland Currents 1119 – 2018 Legislative Session Preview

The Minnesota Legislature will convene for its regular session on Tuesday, February 20th. On this episode of Lakeland Currents, we welcome two area legislators to discuss some of the issues and...

Lakeland Currents 1117 – Revisiting the Brain Gain in Rural Minnesota

On this episode of Lakeland Currents we examine how rural Minnesota communities are reinvigorating their social and economic sectors by attracting more residents with valuable work and...

Lakeland Currents 1116 – Pressures in Coaching Youth Athletics

On this episode of Lakeland Currents we’ll 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...

Lakeland Currents: A Vietnam Veteran’s Story

On this episode of Lakeland Currents, host 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...

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...

Lakeland Currents: Fish Management Practices

Our guest for this episode of Lakeland Currents is Doug Schultz, Walker Area Fisheries Supervisor for the Minnesota DNR.  Mr. Schultz is also the Co-Chair of the Walleye Technical Committee for...

Lakeland Currents: Explore Minnesota

Lakeland Currents host Ray Gildow welcomes to the program Nicole Lalum, Regional Manager for Explore Minnesota. Explore Minnesota, the official state tourism agency, provides travel information...

Lakeland Currents: Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

We take a look into the work of the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation. Our guests are Karl Samp, Executive Director, and Board member Tom Anderson. The Brainerd Lakes Area Community...

Lakeland Currents: Bemidji Municipal Liquor Stores

The Minnesota State auditor reported that in 2016, there were 195 Minnesota cities operating 228 municipal liquor stores in the state.  Cities, according to the auditor’s office, were originally...

Lakeland Currents: Wolfe Center/Nameless Coalition for the Homeless

Every three years, the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul conducts a one-night survey of the homeless population throughout Minnesota. In the last survey, conducted in October 2015, it revealed that...

Lakeland Currents: Headwaters Science Center

In this episode of Lakeland Currents, we turn our attention to a popular destination in downtown Bemidji.   The Headwaters Science Center first opened in the summer of 1993, initially boasting a...

Lakeland Currents: A Visit with US Congressman Rick Nolan

On this episode of Lakeland Currents, host Ray Gildow welcomes US Congressman Rick Nolan. Together, they will examine some of the challenges and opportunities that exist for citizens and...

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