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Here is a news release from the “Sled Dogs To St. Paul” organization

11/15/12 – Here is a news release from the “Sled Dogs To St. Paul” organization about showings of their documentary film made by Grand Marais filmmakers and friends, Kelly Schoenfelder and Patrick Knight. I also appear briefly in the film. – Bill
Grand Marais, Minn., Nov. 12, 2012 – “Sled Dogs to Saint Paul: The Race for Clean Water,” a documentary film created by Grand Marais filmmakers Kelly Schoenfelder and Patrick Knight, will be shown at the Red Star Lounge in the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth on Thursday, November 15th at 7pm and at the Midwest Mountaineering’s Outdoor Expo Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the U of MN Humphrey Center Cowles Auditorium. The public is invited.
The 40-minute film follows the dogsled run of former Minnesota State Representative Frank Moe, who mushed his team of 10 sled dogs from Grand Marais to the Capitol in St. Paul in March, carrying with him nearly 13,000 petition signatures opposing sulfide mining. Frank guides his team through fresh, deep snow, slogs through slush and rain, rudders across muddy farm fields, and finally navigates his sled over busy city streets in order to deliver the petitions to the governor’s office.
As they follow Frank’s journey, the filmmakers take a closer look at sulfide mining through the lens of many people who have a stake in the proposed expansion of mining in northeastern Minnesota. Those interviewed include business owners, property owners, legislators, wild ricers, tribal officials, community activists and many of the people who helped Frank along the way. It’s a fast-paced, artfully presented examination of local economics, environmental activism, corporate might, Minnesota’s mining legacy and the role that clean water resources play in the future health and wealth of the state known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Moe says, “It’s been a pleasure to work with our all-Grand Marais area team to make this film. Seeing it, it’s like being back on the trail for me and an inspiring reminder of why we made the trip in the first place.”
The film will also be shown on dates to be announced in Ely, Bemidji, and Northfield.
For more information, contact Frank Moe or Staci Drouillard, above, or go to Film clips are available on the website.

Sled Dogs To St. Paul (Trailer) from Patrick Knight on Vimeo.