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Lexie Kruse spends a good part of the day practicing on the main stage of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts complex on the campus of Bemidji State University. Patt Rall | Bemidji Pioneer

Lightening the mood: Trumpeter’s talent, attitude elevates BSU music

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BEMIDJI – Lexie Kruse freely admits that part of the allure of playing trumpet is being a girl playing with the guys.

Her precise wording is, “I thought it would be super cool.”


Lexie is this year’s winner of the Carl O. Thompson Scholarship given to outstanding students in the Bemidji State University Department of Music.

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