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BEMIDJI—Booms of laughter echoed and bounced from those on the stage—and off—around the Bangsberg Theater at BSU as "Rez Reporter" Rob Fairbanks went through his stand-up comedy rehearsal Sept. 19 for the Great Northern Radio Show later that night. During the noon-to-2 p.m. rehearsal, the acts for the variety show (later airing live on 90.5 KBXE) were working on their timing and performances to trim into a two-hour show. Later, backstage, one of the show's helpers asked Fairbanks is he would like a cue for when his time is almost up for his routine.
The Great Northern Radio Show's "Back To School" live show was broadcast live on 90.5 KAXE/KBXE Saturday from the Bangsberg Theater at Bemidji State University. The traveling variety program —...
RED LAKE—Hip-hop legend Chuck D once said "rap is CNN for black people," and local hip-hop artist Thomas X says he wants to be the "CNN for Native people" with his music. His real name is Thomas C. Barrett Jr. (his Ojibwe name is Animiikii Anakwaad, or Thunder Cloud), and he combines awareness, history, pride, the Ojibwe language and a positive message about the culture on the Red Lake reservation through his music.
For the volunteers of the Mod Squad, the goal is simple: Make some dogs a little more adoptable. It’s a common goal, one which brings them together to help these...