Micah Friez

Thousands join Bucky’s Hoedown in lively Bemidji State Homecoming week

By Micah Friez / October 3, 2023

What do you get when you combine a beaver, the Wild West and thousands of alumni and friends? One heck of a Homecoming week for Bemidji State University.

Read more »

A record-raising Howe-Welle ‘remarkable’ in the eyes of Ruth Howe

By Micah Friez / August 30, 2023

Even as someone always ahead of her time, Ruth Howe is still blown away by how far the Beavers have come.

Read more »

Gallery: Root, root, root for the Twins during BSU Night at Target Field

By Micah Friez / August 28, 2023

Bemidji State University alumni and friends were taken out to the ballgame on Friday, Aug. 25, for the always-festive BSU Night at Target Field.

Read more »

Descendants of Bemidji hero Jack McCormick reclaim lost history on campus

By Micah Friez / August 15, 2023

More than 80 years after his death, John “Jack” McCormick still stands as one of the greatest athletes Bemidji has ever seen. And on Monday, he was reunited with his family.

Read more »

Bemidji community bids farewell to Bensens in spirited send-off

By Micah Friez / August 11, 2023

In a spirited celebration of Jim and Nancy Bensen, BSU and the Bemidji community bid farewell during Thursday’s send-off reception and basked in the contagious Bensen zeal one last time.

Read more »

Beavers raise record amount at 26th annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament

By Micah Friez / August 9, 2023

The annual Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament returned to the Bemidji Town and Country Club on Friday, July 14, bringing back the Bemidji State men’s hockey alumni of yesterday and yesteryear, plus all sorts of supporters.

Read more »

Bemidji State, alums keeping MusiCamp legacy alive through 75 melodious years

By Micah Friez / July 25, 2023

The annual summertime serenades bursting from Bangsberg Hall this time of year are as much a tradition as anything else on campus. Dedicated BSU alumni have made sure to preserve that harmony.

Read more »

Bemidji State grads Dennis Weimann, Stacy Christenson guide Lakeland News to 25th anniversary on the air

By Micah Friez / July 14, 2023

Dennis Weimann and Stacy Christenson have served Bemidji and north-central Minnesota by covering the region at Lakeland News for a quarter century. As the telecast celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday, the longstanding duo held their heads high with the pride of knowing they’ve been there since the very beginning.

Read more »

Gordon Skaar – grandson of Gordy Skaar – cherishes family legacy, athletic support as tournament raises $44,000

By Micah Friez / June 21, 2023

The Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament had its 46th annual iteration on Friday, June 16, when over 100 golfers teed off in support of the Beavers at the Bemidji Town and Country Club. Together, they raised $44,000 for athletic scholarships.

Read more »

Longtime Zamboni driver Vance Balstad embraces busy retirement

By Micah Friez / June 19, 2023

Vance Balstad famously found his niche in hockey by serving as the university’s beloved ice maker for 45 years. He retired after the 2019 season and has since enjoyed other lifelong passions in retirement, but not before authoring a colorful career that could fill a Zamboni-sized book.

Read more »