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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. About 20 members of Honor the Earth, an environmental advocacy group, hosted a "Paddle Against the Sandpiper" canoe and press event Friday on and near Lake Bemidji. After protesting the pipeline with signs along Bemidji Avenue, the group launched a canoe painted with protest slogans onto Lake Bemidji.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The steady beat of a drum reverberates Wednesday nights throughout the streets of Bemidji. That is when the Northwest Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center hosts a drum circle and a meal as part of a continuing program to bring community members together. The OIC serves area Native Americans by promoting cultural activities such as drum circles and by providing services such as career development and economic sustainability.
BAGLEY, Minn. -- The First Amendment and what speech falls under its protection is at the forefront of a decision by the Bagley School District to allow the appearance of a controversial speaker this weekend. Usama K. Dakdok, a Christian speaker, self-described expert on Islam and the founder of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry, will speak this weekend at the Bagley High School Auditorium about the religion of Islam.
A small team armed with night-vision binoculars, a thermal-imaging device, motion-sensitive cameras and tactical vests invaded the Paul Bunyan State Forest this week. The small group weren't special forces -- they were Bigfoot researchers.