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The second annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Wild Rice Festival will take place tomorrow, October 21 in Park Rapids.  We spoke with Nemeth Art Center Executive Director and Take a Walk on the Wild Side event co-coordinator Michael Dagen about the festivities.  There will be a public art project going on, art classes, and, food vendors and, of course, lots of wild rice.  

Grant Frashier, KAXE/KBXE Photographer

 Pow Wow season is here! Across northern Minnesota, opportunities to attend pow wows are many.  Dr. Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE Studio recently and shared some of the history of pow wows as well as what a person might expect who has never been.   Thank goodness we live in a region rich with this cultural experience.

Gary Charwood

  Gary Charwood is the Cultural Coordinator for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  12 years ago, The Spiritual Run was created in honor of the school shooting tragedy that occurred on the Red Lake Reservation in 2005.  Since then, the Leech Lake Band has continued this Spiritual Run for wellness every year.  Throughout the two day run, runners take time to honor and recognize communities and individuals along their 140 mile route.