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In Focus: Pakistani Filmmaker Explores Atrocities Through Documentary

Upon graduating from Bemidji State University last May, one documentary filmmaker devoted his time to producing a story close to his heart. And just two weeks before he leaves for home in Pakistan, he was able to share it with the world. On this week’s In Focus, I sat down with...
Posted On Jul. 22 2016

In Focus: Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival

Big city entertainment in a small Northwoods town – now that’s something you don’t see everyday. Hackensack, a small town of 313, came to life to the tunes of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller, to name a few. For one weekend, international jazz musician Josh Duffee...
Posted On Jul. 15 2016

In Focus: A Year With Frog and Toad by Pequot Lakes Theater

A children’s tale on friendship is brought to life on stage the past weekend. A Year With Frog and Toad is a story on two friends traveling through four seasons, performed by The Pequot Lakes Community Theater and Great Lakes Area Performing Arts for their annual summer...
Posted On Jul. 11 2016

In Focus: Learning Ojibwe Through Art

With an hour each day over the past week – six kids with sharpies were able to create a book – all while learning a new language. Using illustration, first and second graders took an hour over four days to draw their animal of choice, all eventually will be placed into a series...
Posted On Jul. 1 2016

In Focus: Bemidji’s Junior Theater Camp

Lights, camera, action. Bemidji children took the stage with confidence, ready to show off a remarkable production of the 4th annual Bemidji Community Theater (BCT) Junior Theater Camp. In less than two weeks, more than 50 kids age 8 to 12 were given the chance to explore their...
Posted On Jun. 24 2016

In Focus: Nisswa’s Scandinavian Folk Music Festival

It was an European delight in the heart of Nisswa the past weekend. The Nisswa-stamman, which also means a ‘bunch of people playing music together,’ was exactly what it was. It attracts fiddlers, nyckelharpers, and accordionists from all over the world. It celebrates...
Posted On Jun. 17 2016

Mark Munson Memorial School of Rock

  Mark Munson was a popular chiropractor in the Brainerd Lakes Area before he decided to retire and follow his dream of being a rock star. All was well with Munson until he received some devastating news three years ago when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For Most...
Posted On Jun. 10 2016

In Focus: Medieval Martial Arts

The medieval times return to Northern Minnesota, as one kingdom battles it out on the field of Beltrami County Fairgrounds every other Saturday. Members of the Kingdom of Northshield, also part of a worldwide organization called the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a...
Posted On May. 27 2016

In Focus: Fab Lab

With new technology popping up daily, one local school has been taking advantage of popular inventions like 3D printers and laser cutters – all in their fabrication lab. Through a grant by First Technologies organization, CNC devices like a laser cutter, plasma cutter, 3D...
Posted On May. 20 2016

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