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Daltyn Lofstrom


Daltyn Lofstrom is a reporter at the Bemidji Pioneer focusing on education and community stories.

Originally from Strandquist, Minnesota, he graduated from Bemidji State University in May 2021 with degrees in Marketing and Mass Communication. When not having fun at work, he is an avid YouTube-viewer, daily journal-keeper and musician. Feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn.

Readers can get in touch with Daltyn at (218) 333-9790 or at

With the same pomp and circumstance of ceremonies past, Bemidji Area Schools returned to its traditional graduation format to celebrate Bemidji High School’s graduating class of 2022 at the Sanford Center on Saturday.
When Bemidji High School graduate Camden Bunker first picked up a saxophone in seventh grade, he wouldn’t expect to bebop his way to the Berklee College of Music in Boston just six years later.
Red Lake High School graduate Stacy Lussier has eclectic interests. With the same variety of feelings about graduation, Lussier is both excited and nervous about leaving the high school environment she has been accustomed to over the years.
Since her sixth grade year Ally Dickinson has found her home at TrekNorth Junior and Senior High School, but once graduation arrives May 27, she’ll be leaving one community for a different one.
On track to graduate May 27, Cass Lake-Bena High School graduate Taysha Curry lives her life knowing that hard work pays off.
Inspiration can strike in the most unlikely places. In the case of Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig graduate Cecelia Meat, the television show, “How I Met Your Mother,” inspired her decision to pursue architecture after she graduates on May 26.
After Abigail Starkenburg graduates from Heartland Christian High School on May 20, she’ll begin exploring her options in Iowa.
During the meeting, the board approved using a portion of the district’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding – specifically its third round of funding through the American Recovery Plan – to pay for retention and vaccination stipends to retain current staff and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Red Lake Nation College graduate Alyssa Webster is putting in work for the next seven generations.
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, in the district office board room.