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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?
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.
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.
Single motherhood. Tackling college during a pandemic. Battling mental health issues. Being a woman in a primarily male-dominated career field. None of these things are easy on their own, but Kwe Humphrey somehow has managed to conquer them all. Now, using the skills she’s acquired through her time in college, she’s building her small family a home with her own two hands.
In July 1987, the city of Bemidji was shaken by the murder of a young woman with a promising future. Anita Ann Carlson, 22, was a recent Bemidji State graduate who disappeared while working a night shift at the Pete’s Place West convenience store. As part of Forum News Service's new cold-case series, “The Vault,” the Pioneer recently revisited the unsolved murder through its archives.
A Bagley, Minn., teen who died saving her drowning cousins was recently awarded a posthumous Congressional Medal of Citizen Honors Award. Raina Neeland, 18, was one of six people from around the United States chosen this year as a citizen who performed a monumental act of heroism or service.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. visited Park Rapids and Bemidji on Jan. 30 to speak with people fighting against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Minnesota is a battleground state in the 2020 election, and President Donald Trump is hoping Beltrami County will help flip it red in November.
RED LAKE, Minn. — Some Red Lake Boys and Girls Club youth who had been working on traditional dances for now-canceled powwows were recently given a unique opportunity to show off their skills.
PONEMAH, Minn. — Children playing basketball at the courts in Ponemah, Minn., will only have to look down at the ground beneath their feet to be reminded of an ideal role model, Chanelle Rosebear.