Molly Houts

Leading ladies: Bemidji State grads are setting the standard in community industries

By Molly Houts / March 20, 2024

Fueled by resilience, leadership and passion, these women are paving the way for future generations of female leaders across communities and the work force.

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Bemidji State grad, Bemidji mayor Jorge Prince now leading the town that raised him

By Molly Houts / March 8, 2024

When 6-year-old Jorge Prince first arrived in Minnesota’s Northwoods, he did not speak English. But he’s now fluent in all things Paul Bunyan and, as Bemidji’s mayor, stands just as tall as its favorite lumberjack.

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Father, art inspire scholarship recipient Brigid Baier to find solace at Bemidji State

By Molly Houts / February 20, 2024

Wanting to honor her late father by continuing her education, Brigid Baier found healing along the shores of Bemidji State University.

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Inspired by grandparents, Bella Vannavong pursues medical vocation behind door-opening scholarship

By Molly Houts / December 15, 2023

Bella Vannavong was inspired to enter the healthcare field so that she could create a better life for people like her grandparents. Vannavong is also the recipient of the Sam & Peggy Johnson Scholarship in Biology, and because of her donors’ support, she’s able to pursue an education at Bemidji State.

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Rich Siegert helps light up Bemidji State softball field with new scoreboard

By Molly Houts / November 8, 2023

Rich Siegert is familiar with rounding the bases of the softball field, as he was an active member in intramural sports during his time at Bemidji State University. Now the same site is home to the BSU softball team, but Siegert’s footprint still shows up in the dirt.

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Bemidji State University awarded $2.5 million grant for STEM students

By Molly Houts / September 20, 2023

BSU has recently been awarded a $2.5 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation that will benefit current and future low-income students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an approved STEM discipline.

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