Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer. 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.
SOUTH OF BAGLEY, Minn. — Sun broke through a white-grey sky Thursday morning when Michael Dahl began singing during the Anishinaabe spiritual horse ride at the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park. The Anishinaabe riders represent White Earth Land Recovery and Honor the Earth groups, and this ride was to raise awareness of Enbridge Pipeline’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline project and to educate people on what another pipeline might do to Mother Earth, they said.