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Michael Dahl, Michelle McQuaid and Suze Leon stop south of Bagley to rest their horses Friday as they continued on to Clearbrook, Minn. The riders started at Itasca State Park on Thursday and to bring attention to the need to protect the land from oil pipeline expansion. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

‘Protectors’ not ‘protestors’: Anishinaabe riders travel from Itasca to pipeline

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SOUTH OF BAGLEY— Sun broke through a white-grey sky when Michael Dahl began singing during the Anishinaabe spiritual horse ride at the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park on Thursday morning.


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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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