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Five KDLH Digital Networks Added to Paul Bunyan Television for PBTV East Side Subscribers

Five KDLH digital broadcast networks recently launched have been added to Paul Bunyan Television service for customers in Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties.

It may take a day or two for the channels to appear in the guide as they are put onto the system but PBTV East Side customers can reset set top boxes and they should appear.

Justice Network (KDLH 3.2) can be found on PBTV channel 27.   Justice Network informs and entertains its viewers with gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer with first-of-its-kind public service initiative that helps catch fugitives, find missing children, and provide safety tips.

Laff’s Comedy (KDLH 3.3) can be found on PBTV channel 28 and features a mix of theatrically released feature films and reruns of sitcoms like Home Improvement, Night court, That ‘70s Show, and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Court TV (KDLH 3.4) can be found on PBTV channel 29.  The former cable network known for its gavel-to gavel trial coverage across America is being rebooted and it will include in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials.

Escape (KDLH 3.5) can be found on PBTV channel 30 and features movies & series that are daring, exciting, and anchored in stories of crime and mystery.  Escape’s schedule includes shows like Scandal, Without a Trace, and Law and Order.

Quest (KDLH 3.6) can be found on PBTV channel 31.  Quest features shows specialized in travel, historical science, and adventure-focused documentary and reality series.

Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Join PBC Thursday at Bemidji Chamber Business After Hours Showcase

Join us this Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Showcase at the Hampton Inn & Suites of Bemidji. The showcase features 6 Chamber businesses including Paul Bunyan Communications, enter to win raffle prizes, get complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

The event is a great opportunity to connect with new Chamber members, catch up with friends and find out what’s new in the business community! The Showcase is free for Chamber Members and their employees or $5 for non-members. No RSVP required, all you have to do is show up and enjoy. For more information contact Deb at 444-3541 ext. 107 or email events@bemidji.org

Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Annual Meeting and Cooperative Celebration Held May 22

2018 Coop Celebration


Wind, rain, and cooler than average temperatures were not ideal but the show must go on and an estimated 3,700 came out to enjoy our Cooperative Celebration festivities under the tents on Wednesday, May 22.

The 63rd Annual Business Meeting of Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Cooperative was held prior to the Open House at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting included reports for the 2018 fiscal year and the re-election of board director Randy Frisk who was unopposed at the District 5 Caucus held in April.

The Cooperative Celebration was open to the public and featured a free walleye dinner prepared by the Bemidji Fire Department Fish Fry Crew and Lueken’s Village Foods, door prizes, kids’ activities like face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos, storytelling, animals and entertainment from the Headwaters Science Center, Concordia Language Villages, and special guests the Flintstones as seen on Boomerang and Minnesota Timberwolves mascot Crunch.  Known Only Locally & Friends from Bemidji provided the musical entertainment.

Special thanks to the over 130 employees of Paul Bunyan Communications who made the event possible and run as smooth as possible!  We would also like to thank the Bemidji Fire Department, Lueken’s Village Foods, The Party Store, Minnesota State Patrol, Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department, Paul Bunyan Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Headwater’s Science Center, Portable John, Bemidji Area Tennis Association, Boy Scouts, Concordia Language Villages, Sanford Health Bemidji, Sanford Health Accessories, and Raphael’s Bakery for all their help.

Check out the video from this year’s Cooperative Celebration







Posted: 4 weeks ago.

Alice Martell of Cass Lake Wins CMT Music Awards Sweepstakes

Alice Martell of Cass Lake has won the Grand Prize of the CMT Music Awards Sweepstakes from Viacom Networks. Alice is a member of Paul Bunyan Communications, an affiliate of Viacom Networks that participated in the sweepstakes.

As the Grand Prize winner, Alice and guest receive roundtrip airfare to Nashville, TN; three days/two nights hotel accommodations; two tickets to the 2019 CMT Music Awards on June 5, and round-trip ground transportation to/from airport and hotel, to/from hotel and CMT Music Awards.

“Thank you Viacom and Paul Bunyan Communications for helping me with my Bucket List! I still cannot believe I won an all-expense paid trip for two to attend the 2019 CMT Awards in Nashville, TN! I love Country Music and I can’t wait! I’m a little bit crazy and a lotta country!” said Martell.

“We were thrilled to hear that one of our members won the CMT Music Awards Sweepstakes! It’s a national sweepstakes so the odds of winning are slim but you can’t win if you don’t enter. Alice saw our promotion of the sweepstakes on our Facebook page and from there the rest is history. We’re excited for Alice to get this special trip to the CMT Music Awards in Nashville,” added Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.

CMT will make history this year as it packs the “2019 CMT Music Awards,” with more performances than ever before, featuring superstars Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, and more to be announced. Hosted by award-winning musical talent Little Big Town, the show will air LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 pm CST. CMT Music is on Paul Bunyan Television channel 352.

Posted: 1 month ago.

14th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival presented by Paul Bunyan Communications is July 31-August 3; Team Registration Deadline is July 15

The 14th Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival presented by Paul Bunyan Communications is July 31-August 3.

Teams consist of 16-20 paddlers and a drummer with no previous experience required and all the equipment is provided.  Register your team by July 15!

The festival schedule if full of fun for the entire family.  Wednesday features the Sanford Health Taco Fundraiser, Thursday is the 9th Annual Cornhole Tournament for Beltrami County Relay for Life, Friday is the opening ceremonies, parade of teams, and 7th annual Dondelinger GM Sprint Cup Races, and Saturday features a 5k Walk/Run, Race Day Breakfast, and the Dragon Boat races all day.  There is no admission fee and food vendors will be on-site Thursday through Saturday.

For more information and the complete schedule of events visit www.bemidjidragonboat.com   You can also follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: 1 month ago.

Paul Bunyan Communications Named Apple Premium Service Provider

For the second consecutive year, Paul Bunyan Communications has earned Apple Premium Service Provider status.  Apple’s Premium Service Provider Program recognizes service locations that deliver exceptional service based upon customer satisfaction for repair quality, repair time and professionalism.

This accolade is given to an elite tier of Apple Authorized Service Providers in recognition of their unparalleled commitment to technical excellence and customer service. According to Apple, “Premium Service Providers consistently deliver exceptional repair support and customer experience that meet Apple’s exacting standard for high-quality repair and prompt service.”

Paul Bunyan Communications Certified Apple Service Center is located at the cooperative’s Bemidji headquarters at 1831 Anne Street.  The Apple Service Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:30 p.m. and services Mac and PC computers along with Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple Watch, Beats and Apple TV warranty and non-warranty service along with same day screen replacement on iPhone 6s or newer devices.

“This is a testament to our outstanding staff and the superior level of customer service they provide our customers. The expertise and care they provide in working with each customer is what makes our Apple Service Center so successful.” said Leo Anderson, Paul Bunyan Communications Technology Experience Manager.

Great job Adam, Jarek, Aurora, Barb, April, Stacy, Wakinyan, Jesse, Leo and all of our staff!

Posted: 2 months ago.