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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten years ago, Ashley Gibson was accepted into the Northwoods Habitat for Humanity program, becoming the 39th family to receive a Habitat home in Bemidji.
The 2017 Red Lake High School alum graduated on Sunday, June 13, from Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., with a bachelor’s degree in English with a creative writing concentration and women, gender and sexuality studies minor.
Sierra Charwood, a recent high-school graduate, and her mother, Ashley, are also prime examples of a Bi-County Community Action Programs Head Start success story.
Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., along with 14 department heads, addressed a small crowd gathered at the Red Lake powwow grounds Friday, May 28, to celebrate together in person and fully acknowledge the realities of what the community has lived through in the 16 unprecedented months since last year’s State of the Band Address.
Kevin Allan Bannor, 35, of Bemidji, was charged with a felony for first-degree damage to property, as well as a gross misdemeanor for unlawfully possessing a firearm and a misdemeanor for falsely reporting a crime.