Hannah LaVigne

Hannah LaVigne is a Multimedia Reporter at Bemidji Pioneer. She is an Iron Range native and graduated from Bemidji State University in 2020. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @hannahlavigne. Contact her at (218) 333-9772 or hlavigne@bemidjipioneer.com.

KC’s Best Wild Rice, have you heard of it? If not, you have probably eaten it somewhere in town if you have had wild rice in any dish.
Four years may not seem like a long time to some people, but for me, the past four years have been monumental in creating the person I am today.
After a year of ups and downs -- sometimes more downs than ups -- I wanted to do something to make me feel better during a tough time and Earth Day was a great day for me to do just that.
Spring has arrived here in Bemidji, the lake is free of ice and we can see the grass again -- even if it is brown still. But with the snow gone, we now see what it has hidden these last few cold months: a whole lot of garbage.
Like many other people, I like to buy cleaner, more eco-friendly products, but it is so hard knowing which products that we buy are actually doing good, because so many companies are greenwashing their products.
The city of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department is set to host a "Winter Disc Golf Challenge."
Like many others, I started 2020 with high hopes, big dreams and even bigger plans. But like most others, I was left disappointed.
There are a lot of preconceived ideas on how the holidays should look. Christmas will obviously be a little different this year than usual, and there are a lot of things out of our control right now. But it is entirely within our power to make the holidays a little bit more eco-friendly.
We see them everywhere, laying on the ground, full of mud and dirt -- people stepping on them without noticing. If you are like me you probably see them more now than cans or plastic bottles. Single-use masks are littered everywhere now: on sidewalks, in parking lots and ditches.
The First City of Lights Tour of Homes, hosted by the Bemidji Jaycees, is underway throughout the area. We visited a few brightly decorated homes along the route.