Mur Gilman is passionate about living an active life and encouraging others to do so, too. She's helped organize Bemidji's Loop the Lake Festival since its inception more than five years ago. This Saturday, Loop the Lake organizers expect around 1,000 bicyclists to cruise the 17 miles around Lake Bemidji while enjoying entertainment and snacks along the way. Mur stopped by the morning show to tell us more about the event.
We want to extend our thanks to the NW MN Women's fund for their support of recent listening sessions with women in northern MN. For National Women's History Month they were looking for projects that were centered on:
“NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
Abby Swafford and Devery Fairbanks both live in Bemidji and both answered the call to submit their unique perspectives on American life to the Penumbra Theatre's My America writing contest. They stopped by the KBXE studio to talk about the experience of becoming a finalist in the statewide competition. Click on the link to hear the conversation!
*Dig Deep – Where Is the White Knight in our Small Towns of Minnesota? Pt. 1
Heidi: You're listening to Dig Deep on Northern Community Radio it's where we pair conservative commentator Chuck Marohn with our liberal commentator Aaron Brown. Thanks for being back you guys. I'm Heidi Holtan.
This morning we took a tour of northern MN in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. Tourism is a $15 billion dollar industry in MN and generates more than 265,000 jobs - making up for 11% of private sector employment. Today we visited with the fine folks that work in the tourism industry in northern MN.