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BP: 'Powerful run' for the people: Sobriety run kicks off Wednesday


August 2, 2018

Runners make the trek down U.S. Highway 2 on Wednesday in the annual Anishinaabe Spirit Run. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)

RED LAKE -- More than three dozen Red Lakers assembled took off from the reservation's powwow grounds Wednesday in an effort to spread a message of hope, support, health and sobriety.

The annual Anishinaabe Spirit Run began under overcast skies, and runners weathered unseasonably cool temperatures and an intermittent drizzle as they headed toward their first stop in Cass Lake. But the weather could not dampen the participants' enthusiasm as they carried on a tradition that began more than two decades ago.


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