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Hannah Olson

Hannah Olson is a multimedia reporter for the Pioneer covering education, Indigenous-centric stories and features.

Originally from Owatonna, Minn., she’s a 2019 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in journalism, German and international studies. She is interested in cooking, foreign language, hiking, photography and art. Follow her on Twitter at @hannah_olsonn or Instagram at @hannah_olson13.

Readers can get in touch with Hannah at (218)-333-9790 or holson@bemidjipioneer.com.

Nearly 40 years since the disappearance of the toddler in north-central Minnesota, his case still leaves law enforcement scratching their heads. What happened to Kevin?
The building is being constructed almost entirely by carpentry and residential building students and was made possible by a $150,000 grant from the American Indian College Fund to help with student retention and persistence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten miles north of Gonvick is an area now home to a starter herd of 11 "mashkode-bizhikiwag," or bison in Ojibwemowin -- which are part of a multifaceted food sovereignty initiative Red Lake Nation.
While many were celebrating the United States Independence Day on July Fourth, the celebration was just getting started on Tuesday, July 6, in the Red Lake Nation.
The 2017 Red Lake High School alum graduated on Sunday, June 13, from Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., with a bachelor’s degree in English with a creative writing concentration and women, gender and sexuality studies minor.
Kevin Allan Bannor, 35, of Bemidji, was charged with a felony for first-degree damage to property, as well as a gross misdemeanor for unlawfully possessing a firearm and a misdemeanor for falsely reporting a crime.
Nearly six months after Leech Lake's vaccine distribution was launched, the unsung heroes reflected on the process since then.
Single motherhood. Tackling college during a pandemic. Battling mental health issues. Being a woman in a primarily male-dominated career field. None of these things are easy on their own, but Kwe Humphrey somehow has managed to conquer them all. Now, using the skills she’s acquired through her time in college, she’s building her small family a home with her own two hands.
For Cory Renbarger, center stage has always been second nature. Then things took a “stage left” turn. COVID-19 has been a threat to the performing arts industry as a whole, and locally, it also dimmed the stage lights of in-person student productions. But, as they say, the show must go on. And in this case, it led the Bemidji State University music professor to reimagine what theatre could be.
In the wake of family tragedy Serena Graves was motivated to seek a deeper understanding of her Ojibwe culture, and now the Ojibwemowin language has become the thread weaving together her academic career.