Trond Knudegaard's blog

Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock

The Ruffed Grouse Society held its 36th annual National Grouse and Woodcock Hunt this week in and around Grand Rapids. ICTV staff and the host of Just Outdoors, Tom Chapin, was there to see what was going on and to talk with some of the participants and officials for our upcoming show. The conversations were focused on grouse and woodcock, the Ruffed Grouse Society and the hunt - we were even able to get a look into how the birds are weighed and measured.

Itasca County Wellness Court

On Tuesday evening the We Are All Criminals program series continued at the Grand Rapids Area Library with a focus on the Itasca County Wellness Court. Presenters were Judge Korey Wahwassuck, and Abby Kuschel, with participants Angie Stolley and Logan Nichols joining the discussion.

Sympathy with the Illicit

We Are All Criminals is a nonprofit organization and a social project that seeks to challenge society’s perception of criminal records and what it means to be a criminal. On Monday, a lecture was held at Itasca Community College with Emily Baxter from We Are All Criminals, Otis Zanders and Richard McLemore II of Ujamaa Place about the project as one model of a successful program empowering people coming out of incarceration.