Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Articles written by Trent Opstedahl


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 7 of 7

  • Bringing the community together: Cass Lake Rib Fest ends weekend with high attendance

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|Jul 29, 2013

    CASS LAKE — The laughter of children and the buzz of adult conversation lined downtown Cass Lake Saturday morning, as the 13th annual Rib Fest began its last day of events, which began with its annual parade. "Rib Fest has been family time," Sheena Cabritit said as she and her three-year-old son sat on the street curb, waiting for the 11 a.m. parade to begin. "The parade is fun for the kids." The summer event began its weekend-long festivities Thursday, and Sue Schafroth, director of the Cass...

  • A tour of treaties

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|Jul 15, 2013

    BEMIDJI -- The American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University unveiled an exhibit Thursday that explores the relationship between American Indians and the governments of the United States and Minnesota. "Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations" is available for public viewing until Aug. 22, where it will then continue on its statewide tour. Video presentations and 20 displays featuring text and images delve into the long standing history between the...

  • 'Boozhoo': Ojibwe Language Project grows among Bemidji businesses, facilities

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|Jul 10, 2013

    BEMIDJI -- In 2005, two volunteers set out on a mission to reconstruct a language native to the Bemidji area that had slowly deteriorated throughout the centuries. Nearly 10 years later, Michael Meuers and Rachelle Houle have come a long way in resurrecting the Ojibwe language here, enlisting more than 150 area businesses to participate in the Bemidji Ojibwe Language Project. "The Ojibwe language is the culture of our land," Meuers said. "There's something to learn here from their culture." All...

  • Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic more than just fishing

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|Jun 7, 2013

    BEMIDJI — Drawing anglers from across Minnesota and surrounding states, the 13th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic takes place Saturday. And the fun isn’t limited to Saturday. Bob Fitzgerald, one of many event organizers, said they have reached their maximum limit of 100 boats for Saturday’s fishing tournament. "We want to be conscious of the lake’s resources," said Fitzgerald about the boat limit. "It’s just about being responsible." Through the past 12 years, the tournament has raised more than $400,000 to benefit local...

  • 8th annual Ride for the Troops event on Sunday

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|Jun 4, 2013

    Photographs by Gary Jourdain Sr. and Kyra Blue BEMIDJI — Motorcycle enthusiasts once again took part in the 130-mile charity ride during the 8th annual Ride for the Troops event on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Starting at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Marketplace Foods, more than 500 motorcyclists were expected to gather for a full day of festivities, including a pancake breakfast before the ride began at noon. Ride co-founder Ken Donahue said the purpose of Sunday’s event was to show support for...

  • 8th annual Ride for the Troops event on Sunday - P2

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|Jun 4, 2013

    Photographs by Gary Jourdain Sr. and Kyra Blue BEMIDJI — Motorcycle enthusiasts once again took part in the 130-mile charity ride during the 8th annual Ride for the Troops event on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Starting at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Marketplace Foods, more than 500 motorcyclists were expected to gather for a full day of festivities, including a pancake breakfast before the ride began at noon. Ride co-founder Ken Donahue said the purpose of Sunday’s event was to show support for...

  • Area schools score well on American Indian performance

    Trent Opstedahl, Bemidji Pioneer|May 24, 2013

    BEMIDJI — Multiple Bemidji area schools have been listed as top-performing schools in Minnesota for low-income and American Indian performance, according to statewide nonprofit agency. In Bemidji, Central Elementary School (fourth in elementary Indian student performance), Bemidji Middle School (third in Indian student performance), TrekNorth junior high (fourth in middle school Indian student performance) and Bemidji Senior Lumberjack Area Learning Center (fourth in high school Indian student performance), were recognized as being top 10 sch...