Common Ground 620 – Biking Bemidji

Tour Bemidji on bicycles, learn how biking in Bemidji has changed over the years, and how biking makes our area a better place to live. Bike along with Dr. Diane Pittman of Shifting Gears, Muriel Gilman of League Cycling Instructors, Melinda Neville of Nice Ride MN, and Natalie...

Common Ground 619 – Wesley May Murals

Red Lake Nation Band Member paints a mural on Bemidji’s Water Treatment Facility to honor and protect our water. Artist Wesley May grants insight into his process as he prepares to paint a fifty-foot mural on Bemidji’s Wastewater Treatment Facility. He and his dedicated crew...

Common Ground 618 – Joe Dahlby Mule Team

A registered nurse drives his mule team from Northern Minnesota to Iowa, raising awareness and funds for hospice care. Follow Joe Dahlby of Bemidji, and his friend Earl Speckman of the Puposky area, on a journey from Bemidji’s Sanford Medical Center to Joice, Iowa via mule team...

Common Ground 617 – Duane Goodwin Stone Cutter Class

A stone carving artist of The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe shares his knowledge through a n instructional class and tour of his artwork. Duane Goodwin shares his years of experience carving art from solid stone with a small class at his rural studio and takes us along to a display...

Common Ground 616 – Grant Goltz Guitar Jams and Gary Timbs Concert

Join a guitar jamboree of luthiers from around the region as they converge at a gifted woodworker’s home each Summer; and listen to a public concert in Pequot Lakes. Join Grant Goltz and friends as they gather at his rural lake home to share knowledge of constructing guitars and...

Common Ground 615 – Lost Towns

A historian tours Lost Towns of Central and Northern Minnesota. Retired teacher, historian and author of the book series Lost Towns, Rhonda Fochs, takes Common Ground back in time with tours of Lincoln, Minnesota & Buena Vista, Minnesota. Through interviews with locals who...

Common Ground 614 – Ojibwe Lacrosse Sticks

Woodworker Maxwell Kelsey of Bemidji creates authentic, accurate replicas of Ojibwe Lacrosse sticks. Follow artist Maxwell Kelsey as he carves traditional Ojibwe lacrosse sticks. Inspired from an Italian museum photo, and driven to help revive the native game for the health of...

Common Ground 613 – Chef Sean Sherman’s Indigenous Cuisine

Chef Sean Sherman brings Dakota and Ojibwe pre-contact inspired meals to fine dining, using traditional foraged and cultivated ingredients. Join Chef Sean Sherman as he forages wild ingredients gathered for an RSVP fine dining meal prepared at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op’s...

Common Ground 612 – Wood Worker Bob Carls

A wood-worker demonstrates his intricate process of creating turned wooden bowls with delicate patterns of various, beautiful woods. Bob Carls of Deerwood, Minnesota (between Crosby, MN & Aitkin, MN) takes us through his process of laminating various types of woods to create...

Common Ground 611 – Artist Lindsey Owens & The Buena Vista Fall Color Festival

Follow student and artist Lindsey Owens as she creates interactive art for the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, explaining the importance of art in science for young women. Then tour The Buena Vista Fall Colors Festival at the Buena Vista Ski area for local history and...

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