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In Focus: Red Lake Artist Shares Native Culture On A Canvas

Red Lake native Brian Dow has been an artist his whole life, but it is not until almost three years ago when he found his true passion – sketching Native American portraits on a canvas. Watch the story to learn more. 

In Focus: Bemidji Artist Makes Her Way To Uganda

Jessie Marianiello has been painting pet portraits for nearly a decade, and more recently photographing wild horses all over the country. But soon she will be starting a new chapter in her life, moving to Uganda, Africa. It all started after her fiancé was killed in a car...

In Focus: Hackensack Chainsaw Sculpture Event

A log has never looked more alive than it did today in Hackensack. About 15 foot branches and trunks are gradually sculpture into masterpieces within hours, using chainsaws. Watch to learn more.   

In Focus: Kid’s Kitchen

Kid’s Kitchen is Bemidji’s Parks and Recreation’s latest monthly event to teach kids how to cook and eat healthy. The event returns to Harmony Natural Foods Co-op’s community kitchen, with Lisa Knights guiding kids age 7 through 14. Kid’s Kitchen...

In Focus: Backroads Behind-The-Scenes

It’s been 20 years since the last episode of Backroads aired, and Lakeland Public Television knew the once popular music series had to return now more than ever with the booming scene of local music. All live shows received a warm support by the community. For artists,...

In Focus: Pine River’s Lakes Bluegrass Festival

It started out as an idea in the kitchen for Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp. It is a husband and wife’s love for music that laid the foundation to what is known today as Lakes Bluegrass Festival. For 11 years, the down-home tunes of bluegrass gave the Pine River community an...

In Focus: Painting For Suicide Prevention

It was only two years ago when Cathy Nesh lost her oldest son to suicide. Since then she found support through Heartbeat, a Beltrami County suicide prevention group, who has helped her cope through tough times. Nesh knew in her heart she wanted to give back, so she reached out to...

In Focus: Paul Bunyan Playhouse Wraps Up 66th Summer Season

Summer season is ending so soon, and that also means we’re in the final weeks of the summer theatre season. Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s 66th summer season kicked off with Altar Boyz, and close to a thousand tickets were sold for Leaving Iowa. 10 weeks later, a classic...

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...

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...

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