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Police Department Releases Details on BSU Student Found Outside

The Bemidji Police Department is trying to piece together clues of what happened to the 19-year-old Bemidji State University student who was found unconscious in the snow Sunday morning. They say Hannah Rolschau, of Zimmerman, Minnesota, was lying outdoors for a considerable time...

Community Spotlight: Kids Can Fish

The January cold has set in and the ice on the lakes and rivers is thicker by the day, and that means that the winter fishing season is finally here. For this week’s Community Spotlight, our Catherine Silver discovers the when, where, and most of all why of ice fishing.

In Focus: Julia Lee’s New Novel “Seven Stones”

There are many published authors in the world, but not many are under the age of thirty and live in northern Minnesota. Julia Lee may be a young author, but her soon-to-be-published novel shows evidence of wisdom beyond her years. For this week’s In Focus, our Catherine...

Bemidji Starts Comprehensive Planning Process

You may drive through town all the time, but amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s hard to take time to think about what Bemidji looked like five years ago or what it may look like five years now. The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board wants to start thinking about what...

Bemidji Lions Club Helps Community Hunger

Most families will sit down and enjoy a meal together this evening, but one in five children in north central Minnesota don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger is a very real issue in many real communities, and the Bemidji Lions Club is giving their...

In Focus: Reflections of Morocco Exhibit

In a time where Minnesota is covered in snow and ice, a Grand Rapids man is giving people a visual escape to a much warmer climate. Artist David McDonald has translated his time working with the Peace Corps in Morocco into a multi-media display at the MacRostie Art Center. For...

Sandpiper Pipeline Stirs Up Controversy in Bemidji

The Sandpiper Pipeline would pump millions of barrels of oil through Minnesota and provide over one thousand jobs, but it’s already stirring up major controversy before a single pipe has been places. A public hearing in Bemidji was an outlet today for supporters and...

Autopsy Results Reveal Cause of BSU Students Death

The Bemidji Police Department has released the preliminary autopsy results in the death of Sandra Lommen. The preliminary autopsy results indicate that the 20-year-old died due to the exposure of hypothermic conditions and that the cause was ruled accidental. Early reports say...

In Focus: 12th Annual It’s Only Clay Exhibit

It may only be clay, but artists from all over the country have turned dirt and water into much more than just minerals. The Watermark Art Center’s 12th annual “It’s Only Clay” juried art show is back in Bemidji, and it’s showcasing a sampling of...

Golden Apple: Girls Who Code

By the year 2020, the US Department of Labor expects there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings, but while women make up 57% of college graduates, they only account for 12% of the computer science graduates today. For this week’s Golden Apple, Catherine...

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