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Hannah Olson

Hannah Olson is a multimedia reporter for the Pioneer covering education, Indigenous-centric stories and features.

Originally from Owatonna, Minn., she’s a 2019 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in journalism, German and international studies. She is interested in cooking, foreign language, hiking, photography and art. Follow her on Twitter at @hannah_olsonn or Instagram at @hannah_olson13.

Readers can get in touch with Hannah at (218)-333-9790 or holson@bemidjipioneer.com.

Nearly 40 years since the disappearance of the toddler in north-central Minnesota, his case still leaves law enforcement scratching their heads. What happened to Kevin?
Windows are being framed, nails are being driven, and concrete is being poured on what will soon become a new trades building at Leech Lake Tribal College. The building is being constructed almost entirely by carpentry and residential building students and was made possible by a $150,000 grant from the American Indian College Fund to help with student retention and persistence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Beltrami County Board left their usual digs at the County Administration Building Tuesday evening and went on the road to hold their meeting at Roosevelt Town Hall in the tiny town of Debs.
Monday night meant talks on police advisory boards, in-demand ice rinks, public art, library committees and township annexation for the Bemidji City Council. An ordinance to establish a police advisory board was read for the second time by the council during its Monday, Aug. 2 meeting. Along with this came an opportunity for the public to voice their thoughts during a public hearing -- though none did.
Pioneer photographers share some of their favorite images from the month of July.
Ten miles north of Gonvick is an area now home to a starter herd of 11 "mashkode-bizhikiwag," or bison in Ojibwemowin -- which are part of a multifaceted food sovereignty initiative Red Lake Nation.
In the market for a new, cozy, sustainable and mobile place to live? The Bemidji State University Technology, Art and Design department might have just the right thing.
On Tuesday, July 20, organizations gathered press and politicians at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park to demonstrate the impacts of Line 3 to states downstream on the Mississippi River, and speak about treaty rights.
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education decided unanimously on Monday night to hold a special election to try for another operating referendum in November.
Wednesday night, Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education members weighed going for another operating referendum which would require calling for a special election in November. They also debated, if they go forward with it, how much to levy.