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Madelyn Haasken

Multimedia Editor

Madelyn Haasken is the multimedia editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a 2020 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communication, with minors in writing and design. In her free time, she likes watching hockey, doing crossword puzzles and being outside.

A high school party in Bemidji resulted in the murder of a 15-year-old girl and the destruction of up to 15 acres of the Chippewa National Forest in the summer of 1976.
After taking the stand in her own nearly two-week trial, Janelle Johnson was found guilty of second-degree murder
Under the bold headline “Murdered for Money,” a Bemidji Daily Pioneer story from June 8, 1904, broke the news that a father and daughter had gone missing from the tiny town of Quiring, Minnesota.
When Bemidji’s Mark Morrissey headed to California last week, he was hoping for a few good days of climbing on Mount Shasta — what he didn't expect was that he would be involved in a rescue operation for three fallen climbers.
After years of struggling with substance abuse, Wednesday marked an important milestone for Angela Gale as she became the first graduate of Beltrami County Drug Court.
As March temperatures rise and snow transforms into Minnesota’s signature spring slush, it’s time for anglers to take their fish houses off thinning lakes to make way for the summer fishing season.
Terry Smith never thought he would work in law enforcement. Now, he has a 37-year police career to look back on and a self-published book filled with memories of his experiences.
Ridge Top Outdoors owners Justin and Brittany Schuver's love for the outdoors sparked the couple’s decision to open the Bemidji storefront just under a year ago. 
K-9 Luna, a 3-year-old English Labrador working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is one of just two K-9s in Minnesota who are specially trained to locate electronic evidence by detecting triphenylphosphine, or TPPO, a chemical coating found on electronic devices.