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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER Rachelle Houle and Michael Meuers, volunteers with the Ojibwe Language Project, just outside The Cabin Coffee House and Cafe in Bemidji. The pair are celebrating the fact that more than 150 local businesses, schools and agencies, now use multi-langauge signage outside and inside their buildings, but say they will continue to solicit more.

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

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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.

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