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Common Ground 804 – Shaynowishkung

Follow key people involved in Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung Statue committee as they collaborated with living relatives of the great leader and peacemaker Shaynowishkung, “He Who Rattles”. Hear from those who worked to create an aesthetically high quality, culturally sensitive, and...

Common Ground 803 – History of the Clearbrook Depot

In this follow-up episode to season 7’s tour with the late Randy Berger hear from those in the Clearbrook community responsible for saving and the preservation of the Historic Clearbrook Depot. They relate their memories of the railroad, the future of the museum, the significance...

Common Ground: Shaynowishkung

Thursday, December 15 at 7pm In this hour long special of Common Ground, follow key people involved in Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung Statue committee as they collaborated with living relatives of the great leader and peacemaker Shaynowishkung, “He Who Rattles”. Hear from those who...

Common Ground 802 – Filmmakers Nik Nerburn & Kristian Berg

In this 2-segment episode visit Nik Nerburn of Bemidji, an experimental documentary filmmaker as he works on a Springboard for the Arts project while staying at the Historic Fergus Falls State Hospital. Then focus with us on Bramble Films Documentary Filmmaker Kristian Berg who...

Resorts of the Northwoods

“Going to the resort”… a phrase that conjures so many memories and meanings for generations of Minnesotans. From the resort owners and workers who are passionate about their business, to the visitors who eagerly await their escape “up north”, the story of the resort...

Common Ground 705 – Historic Clearbrook Depot

The late Randy Berger takes us on a tour of his adolescent home, the historic Clearbrook Depot where his father, Russell Berger was the Depot Agent in 1961. Randy Berger passed away late in the summer of 2015. Earlier that spring he gave a tour of his childhood home, The Historic...

Common Ground 615 – Lost Towns

A historian tours Lost Towns of Central and Northern Minnesota. Retired teacher, historian and author of the book series Lost Towns, Rhonda Fochs, takes Common Ground back in time with tours of Lincoln, Minnesota & Buena Vista, Minnesota. Through interviews with locals who...

Common Ground 611 – Artist Lindsey Owens & The Buena Vista Fall Color Festival

Follow student and artist Lindsey Owens as she creates interactive art for the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, explaining the importance of art in science for young women. Then tour The Buena Vista Fall Colors Festival at the Buena Vista Ski area for local history and...

Common Ground 609 – Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market

Tour the Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmer’s Market, learning the importance of locally grown food, & locally made products then visit a farm where the food is grown. Bemidji, MN, January 22nd 2015. Duane Hayes, Cheryl Krystosek & Arianne Bagginstoss lend insight as...

Common Ground 608 – Rock Hounds Part 2

In this follow-up to Rock Hounds, follow faceter Chuck Durnan’s process as he demonstrates a spectacular cut he’s developed on a semi-precious stone. Bemidji, MN, January 15th 2015. Chuck Durnan of the Park Rapids area carries on knowledge he learned from his father at an early...

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