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Leech Lake official to hold meeting Sept. 10 in Nisswa

NISSWA — Eli Hunt, Leech Lake Housing Authority grant writer, Democratic Party chairman and former chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, will facilitate a discussion on building bridges between Native Americans and persons of European descent Sept. 10 at the Nisswa Community Room, 5533 Crow Wing County County Rd. 18.

The meeting is open to the general public.  

“I will discuss historical issues involving Native Americans that have had negative impacts on Natives and efforts we can make together to build good communities,” Hunt said in a news release. “I will speak of personal impressions that I have learned from my parents and grandparents and a few of my own.”

14th annual Bike ‘Ride with Jim’ 

BAXTER — The 14th annual “Ride with Congressman James L. Oberstar” will be on the Paul Bunyan State Trail in Baxter from the Brainerd/Baxter Trail Head to Hackensack on Sept. 10. 

Hosted by the Paul Bunyan Trail Association and Brainerd Community Action, this year’s ride will showcase the original 50 miles that started the Paul Bunyan Trail. This is an informal, casual ride. No registration fee required. Each is on their own. No sag wagon or shuttle service provided. Commemorative anniversary button for all provided.

The ride will start at 8 a.m. at the Baxter/Brainerd Trail Head with coffee, rolls and juice. From 8:30-9 a.m. there will be a 15th anniversary program with keynote speaker former Congressman Oberstar. Riders will leave the trail head at 9 a.m. There will be a short program at 10:30 a.m. in Nisswa and at 11:15 a.m. in Pequot Lakes. Lunch featuring hobo stew compliments of Pine River Chamber of Commerce will be at noon in Pine River. The ride will end at 3 p.m. in Hackensack.

For more information, call Brainerd Community Action at 829-5278.

Flapjack fundraiser planned

The Brainerd Senior Nutrition Program managed by Lutheran Social Service is partnering with Applebee’s in Baxter for a flapjack fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Sept. 10. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 or call 824-6026 between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get tickets ahead. Proceeds are being matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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