A Relay on the river: Relay of Voices group stops in Bemidji to learn about the Mississippi

Written By: Annalise Braught | Jul 11th 2019 – 3pm BEMIDJI — Relay of Voices made a stop at Paul Bunyan Park on Thursday to visit with local officials and members of the community with the goal of learning about the impact the Mississippi River has on the Bemidji area.  Relay of Voices is a program spearheaded by Victoria Bradford Styrbicki, executive and artistic director of A House Unbuilt based in Louisiana.  Styrbicki is working with community members in 104 towns along the 2,400-mile stretch of the Mississippi River to select people in each of those towns to visit with and shadow for …

DAY 3 – July 11, 2019

ITASCA STATE PARK TO BEMIDJI Tom ran out of Itasca State Park with Jonathan, Tanner and Brittany – with a nice send off from staff, faculty and students. Toes were baptized again at the headwaters along the way. Run/Bike exchange and Victoria headed north. Beautiful day for cycling and gathering the landscape of trees, sky and birds (didn’t see any fungi, Jonathon). Road Closed Ahead!! Thankfully it was open to County Road 40 where Victoria turned east toward Bemidji. Many miles later we met our gracious hosts at Paul Bunyan Park, which was absolutely buzzing with activity. Bikes and runners, …