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By Tom Robertson, MPR News 91.3 FM

CASS LAKE – Fred Isham sits near a blazing fire just outside Cass Lake on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.


The 37-year-old tribal member helped build the fire to heat carefully selected stones that will be used in a nearby sweat lodge.

Inside the sweat lodge, Isham and others will pray and conduct spiritual Ojibwe ceremonies.

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