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Dennis Doeden


Dennis Doeden, former publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer, is a feature reporter. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Communications Management.

He joined Forum Communications Company in 1979 and worked at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead for 22 years in various newsroom positions. He was named publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer in 2001 and served in that post until 2019. He welcomes story ideas at or by phone at 218-333-9771.

John Enger will introduce his novel, "Radium," with a reading and book signing event at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at Bemidji Brewing.
Timothy Pinkerton joined the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10 after about four years of private lessons. His mom, Tess, contacted BSO conductor Beverly Everett and asked if her son could audition.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on May 13, 14, 20, 21, and at 2 p.m. on May 15 and 22. Tickets are on sale at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry and Iverson Corner Drug.
Family, friends, neighbors, even strangers, have come together to build “Annie B’s Bee Hive” at the Kelliher Liquor Store.
No Rest for the Pickers is made up of teenagers Sawyer Corcoran on fiddle, Johnny Pfaff on bass and Aidan Larson on mandolin. They met at Headwaters fiddle camp a few years ago and struck up a friendship. Joining them are a pair of 33-year-olds, Joel Verschay on guitar and Corey Campbell on banjo.
Ukraine has been on the minds of most Americans since February when Russia invaded the country. This led Chorale director Patricia Mason to reach into the archives to bring back the Courtney piece.
They didn’t return to Kelliher with a title, but the Bog Bots never expected to win it all when they traveled to Houston for the FIRST World Robotics Championships in late April.
Harmony has grown from a volunteer-run operation to 42 employees and 3,238 members/owners.
The Regiment Horns brass trio spent two hours with Bemidji High School band director Derek Wickum and his students on Tuesday, sharing advice about the music industry and jumping in to play on a couple of songs.
Rabecca and Mark Wilkowski purchased the building from an investment group in August 2021 and immediately began extensive cleanup and restoration work in preparation for their thrift store.