Katie Carter

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.

  Minnesota leads the nation in support for artists and the arts.  Sheila Smith is the Executive Director of MN Citizens for the Arts.   She stopped by the KBXE studio to talk about a comprehensive study measuring the economic impact of the arts on Minnesota communities.   She also talked about the impact arts experiences have on our communities that goes beyond economics.   Wondering how your community and region of the state measures up?  Check out the findings of the study at Creativemn.org

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune disease that causes the immune system to attack the protective myelin sheath covering nerve fibers.  The result is miscommunication between our brains and the rest of our bodies.  Over time, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.  Some people experience MS as such that they will wake up blind or unable to walk, others have a type of MS that is more gradual, creating progressive loss of motor control and other issues.

TED Talks have been available online as videos and podcasts for years.    More recently, TED has branched to communities across the country, creating another arm of their events called TEDx.  Bemidji, MN will host its inaugural TEDx talks Friday, April 14 from 2-5pm.

Leaning Cedars Studios

Stained glass artists Kellie and Jordan Lindquist envisioned a life nestled in the woods and infused with creativity.   After living on the west coast for several years, they returned to northern  Minnesota  to  make their dream a reality. Their home near Pennington, MN is also home to Leaning Cedars Studios where they focus their energy on stained glass art along with other forms of artistic expression.

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