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  • Abby Smith

    Meet Abby Smith—24 year-old local librarian. Left her home town of Crosby, MN for college some years ago thinking she would never come back. And yet, here she is, welcoming us in…

  • Kent Lorentzen

    In Jacobsen Minnesota just down the road from the old Farmer’s Hall lives a renaissance man. Most days you’ll find him in his garden along the river. In the winter he might…

  • Waldeck, Mn – Population 2

    Some places have a voice of their own, and just after mid-day on the 17th in Jacobson, we took a side trip further downriver to Palisade to hear the voice of Waldeck,…

  • Chuck and Charlie Carlson

    Chuck and Charlie Carlson, father and son, number one citizen and mayor of Palisade respectively—we met with them on Thursday afternoon at Charlie’s house on the Great River Road. The house was…

  • Jeff and Sandy Bromenshenkel

    Jeff and Sandy Bromenshenkel, river mile 1201, celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this coming Monday—married here along the river, and as Jeff says, they will end their days together in the same…

  • Sally Fineday

    A Voice of the Ojibwe Sally Fineday, born 1962, born and raised in Cass Lake, Minnesota on family tribal land. A member of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe who has left…

  • Terry Larson

    “First Man of the River” Terry Larson, mid sixties, born and raised in Itasca Township, now lives on Wolf Lake some 30-40 miles away, still along the Mississippi. Family land—Gulsvig Landing—remains an…