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MPR News, Bemidji Pioneer and Lakeland Public Television Present

"Bemidji Faces the Future"


Tuesday June 21 at The American Indian Resource Center

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend

What: "Bemidji Faces the Future" is the fourth in a series of statewide events to be hosted by MPR News. "Bemidji Faces the Future" is co-sponsored by Lakeland Public Television and the Bemidji Pioneer.

"The Bemidji Pioneer is excited to partner with MPR News and LPTV," says publisher Dennis Doeden. "We know our combined reporting will have a big impact in the Bemidji area."

"The Bemidji event builds on an innovative approach that's been successful elsewhere in Minnesota," says Chris Worthington, managing director, MPR News. "Having two partners from Bemidji makes us confident that the event will make a real difference in the community."

Each media organization will be doing complementary reporting about the regional economy leading up to the event. Radio, television and print reporters are working on in-depth stories that aim to inform and trigger a robust conversation.

"Our report will examine the area's economic history and future," says LPTV news director Dennis Weimann. "We expect the event to offer new ideas to solve some problems here."

Collaborations between MPR News and greater Minnesota news organizations explore urgent local issues, and are made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. Free pre-event reception begins at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The American Indian Resource Center, Bemidji State University, 1620 Birchmont Drive, Bemidji. Parking is free on campus.

TICKETS: Admission is free, but please RSVP by going to


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