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Dennis Doeden


Dennis Doeden, former publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer, is a feature reporter. He is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Communications Management.

He joined Forum Communications Company in 1979 and worked at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead for 22 years in various newsroom positions. He was named publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer in 2001 and served in that post until 2019. He welcomes story ideas at or by phone at 218-333-9771.

Colleagues, patients, bandmates, fishing and hunting buddies, and fellow golfers are sharing fond memories of Jim Thompson, who died on Aug. 16 at age 88.
After almost getting into trouble while playing with rocks as a teenager, an 85-year-old Bemidji man found good use for 50 tons of rocks. It took him 19 years to finish the eight sides of his home on Lake Movil.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — John Peterson built a burgeoning business after starting Northland Fishing Tackle in 1975. Its iconic brand and yellow packaging has become a wonderful success story. Now, 45 years later, Northland is taking business to a whole new level.
ST. PAUL — A year after he helped save a drowning woman’s life in his job as a Minnesota state trooper, Brian Schwartz has made headlines again.