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  • 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…

  • DAY 8 – TUESDAY JULY 16

    LAYOVER IN GRAND RAPIDS You know it’s a good day when you begin the morning and end the evening with a good meal among good friends. By that measure, our second day…

  • DAY 7 – MONDAY JULY 15

    DEER RIVER TO GRAND RAPIDS The day stared with a fast 5K by Victoria out of Deer River. I took over on bike, covering the remaining miles to Grand Rapids. Fought a…

  • DAY 6 – SUNDAY JULY 14

    BENA TO DEER RIVER Tom run – Victoria ride – Tom ride – Victoria run. The exchanges are the fun part! …Short post today. Just a run and a ride followed by…

  • DAY 5 – SATURDAY JULY 13

    CASS LAKE TO BENA Finished Day 4 with Mary and Terry Larson at their special place on Wolf Lake – a loon party just starting as we left! Fell asleep to a…

  • 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…

  • DAY 4 – JULY 12, 2019

    BEMIDJI TO CASS LAKE We were surprised by familiar faces on a beautiful sunny morning in Bemidji. Friends of the relay, Joe Hamlin and Angel Staples came to see us off from…

  • 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 Those in attendance at Thursday’s event are pictured from left: Jim Bensen, former Bemidji State University President; Brady Laudon, Visit Bemidji; Rita Albrecht, Mayor of…

  • DAY 3 – July 11, 2019

    ITASCA STATE PARK TO BEMIDJI Toes were baptized again at the headwaters… …after Tom ran out of Itasca State Park with Jonathan, Tanner and Brittany – with a nice send off from…

  • DAY 2 – JULY 10, 2019

    HEADWATERS TO BIOLOGICAL FIELD STATION We dipped our toes in the cold clear water. Victoria and I ran together today. We won’t run together again until our last day at the end…