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Common Ground: Nordic Showcase & Painter Diana Johnson

Thursday, January 19 at 7pm In this two-segment episode, join us at Bemidji’s Nordic Showcase where groups including the Sons Of Norway exhibit culture from the Old Country, Norway, Finland, Denmark & Sweden. Then Diane Johnson invites us to her studio to observe as she...

Common Ground: CLC Agriculure Showcase & Square Dancing

Thursday, January 26 at 7pm In this two-segment episode, tour Brainerd’s Central Lakes College Agricultural Showcase for a glimpse at past & the future of modern food production. Then members of Bemidji’s Square Dance club share the challenges & joys to promenade this...

Common Ground: Author Michael Meuers & Darwin Sumner Fishing

Thursday, February 2 at 7pm In this two-segment episode, author and journalist Michael Meuers lends insights into his book detailing the teachings of the late Red Lake Elder, Larry Stillday. Then join Hereditary Chief, Darwin Sumner as he takes an exchange student from Madrid...

Common Ground: History of the Clearbrook Depot

Thursday, February 23 at 7pm 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...

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 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...

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