The One River, Many Stories project is off to a strong start. We’re reaching out to the community and engaging with people who live and work in our region. We also want to reach out to you. We need you! We have big plans for April — a collection of stories about the St. Louis River — and we want to make sure regional storytellers are showcased.

We are looking for local journalists, bloggers, photographers, videographers, podcasters, and other non-fiction storytellers to join us in our collaborative look at St. Louis River Places. What you write about is up to you — there are many stories about the river and its surrounding communities. Once your story is done, publish it where you usually publish — on your own site or blog, in a local publication, etc. Use our logo and our hashtags (#OneRiverMN or #ChiGamiiZiibi) when you publish.

Let us help you share your “One River, Many Stories” work with the world. We are curating and aggregating content, so let us know where we can find them via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Don’t forget to use the #OneRiverMN or #ChiGamiiZiibi hashtags so we can easily share your work. We want to expand your audience by sharing your stories across our social media platforms.

Mark your calendar for our Skill Sessions that are designed to help you tell your own stories. We recently hosted a photojournalism and photography session that featured some of the best visual storytellers in our area. Upcoming sessions on competition vs. collaboration in journalism, storytelling across platforms, and reporting on controversial issues are just around the corner.

Let’s see what it looks like to draw a community together around the St. Louis River Places. You publish your story; we’ll do the rest.

View our homepage for examples of how area storytellers are coming together.

“One River, Many Stories” is a journalism, media and storytelling project and resource hub for journalists, educators, and citizens to foster deeper conversations about our community. This University of Minnesota Duluth Journalism program project is funded in part by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

St. Louis River, April 2016: See what happens when journalists and storytellers in one region turn their attention to one topic.

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Project Coordinator Judy Budreau at