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Bemidji State University student Emma Li interviews Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, on Tuesday night. Carlson later learned he had lost his Senate District 5 race to Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, in a battle between incumbents caused by redrawn districts. Submitted Photo

Bemidji State University: Students immerse themselves in election for class

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BEMIDJI – Students in the Reporting and Writing class at Bemidji State University got real-time political journalism experience Tuesday night.


“For many of them, it’s their first election,” said their instructor, Valica Boudry, assistant professor of mass communications at BSU. “It’s a good experience for them.”

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Laurie Swenson
Laurie Swenson is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. She has been with the Pioneer since 2004.