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BSU Alumni for Mayor

By Dylan Rouse The time has come once again to head on down to the local polling station and cast a vote for a favorite mayoral candidate. This year’s election features two Bemidji State University Alumni. The Bemidji-raised Jorge Prince and current Mayor Rita Albrecht are both hoping for student support as they continue their […]

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BSU in the 2014 Winter Olympics

By Dylan Rouse There were high hopes for Minnesota’s “North” stars in this year’s Olympic competitions in Sochi, Russia. Minnesota sent 19 athletes to Russia, only one olympian short of California’s contribution to Team USA. Minnesota is known for its bitterly cold winters that seemingly overshadow and outlast all of the other seasons. This being […]

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Local Brewery Finds Success, but Looks to Expand

By Alex Schlee Since their legalization in Minnesota in 2011, craft beer breweries have become increasingly popular throughout the state.  Independent brewers seem to be popping up all over, and Bemidji is no exception.  A whole slew of new businesses have rolled into town since this past summer, including the Bemidji Brewing Company, which opened […]

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Blue Ox Bar and Grill plans to go out rockin’

Tricia Tuntland | Staff Writer | 04-08-2012 Bemidji’s place for year-round, live entertainment, the Blue Ox Bar and Grill, is set to close May 31, nearly three years after opening. Owner Michelle Soltis, however, ensures patrons they will go out rockin’ and rollin’. In fact, they have booked shows for almost every weekend up until […]

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Negotiations for Pamida’s New Use Still Underway

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 11-20-2012 Next to the Paul Bunyan Drive bridge over the stream connecting lakes Irving and Bemidji, a vacant building stands; its parking lot is used for farmers’ markets now more than customer parking.  This building, formerly a Pamida store, has stood vacant since January, and the discussion of how […]

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Students will finally stop getting fliers under their doors and campaign calls during class: Election Results

11-07-12 | Edited and written by Eve Lang Reporting provided by Reporting and Writing class members:  Jamison St. Germain, Claire Tsuji, Taylor Gustafson, Danielle Carty, Anthony Nichols, Lauren DePaulis, Meghan Jewett, Emma Li, Sameli Makela, Arne Mostad-Jensen , Hope Slusar, Daniel Swenson, Andrew Paygar-Flangiah, Michael Bollinger, Kristen Holmquist, Garrett Prochask, Calissa Treat In Minnesota, two state […]

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BSU Hosts 39th Annual Pow Wow

Alice Thielges | Staff Writer | 4-23-2012 Last week the Council of Indian Students held the 39th annual Pow Wow in Bemidji, in the John Glas Field House. Pow Wows are a way of bringing communities together to sing, dance, and just be happy with each other’s company. Pow Wows were not allowed before the […]

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Dance Follies: A Community of Styles

Jordan Shearer | Staff Writer | 4-17-2012 For three consecutive days, dancers of all capacities gathered in the PE Complex Gymnasium to perform four shows in the 66th annual Funtastic Dance Follies.  The performances included a vast number of dance styles from over fifty college and community dancers. Two of the routines are Dance Follies […]

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“Call Me Maybe B-Town Style” Goes Viral on YouTube

Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 4-16-2012 In case you have not seen it yet, athletes at BSU made a wildly entertaining music video based off of Carly Rae Jespen’s “Call Me Maybe.” The students involved are:  Erica Trabing, Shannon Thompson, Samantha Baldwin, Chelsea Carlson, Emily Kaus, Max Rosenbloom, Dillon Floyd, Jason Edwards, Brock Tesdahl, […]

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New Campus Skateboarding Policy Shot Down

Alex Schlee | Staff Writer | 4-16-2012 As a green campus, BSU is always in support of alternative methods of transportation that don’t require fossil fuels.  Students using bikes, rollerblades, and scooters can be seen moving all about campus freely on any given day, but skateboarders are a rare sight.  Bemidji State does not allow […]

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