Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
According to Native American creation stories, the Ojibwe were guided to Minnesota by visions to migrate west until they came to a place where food grew upon the water. That food was wild rice, but harvesting the rice and traveling across the lakes required reliable watercraft. The solution? Birch bark canoes. KFAI producer Ryan Dawes heads north to talk to three modern-day canoe builders who are keeping this ancient tradition alive: Jim Jones Jr. in Cass Lake, and Ray and Christie Boessel in Big Fork.
In this episode of Field Notes, Molly Hoffman focuses on the Mink Frog.