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Paul Bunyan Communications and the Bemidji Downtown Alliance Present: Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront Wednesdays June 12-August 28

Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront

Paul Bunyan Communications and the Bemidji Downtown Alliance present Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront every Wednesday June 12-through August 28! Admission is free and the concerts are from 6-8 PM featuring a new band each week.

Join us lakeside for music with food vendors and beer garden on site.

Posted: 4 hours 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   You can also follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: 5 hours 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: 4 weeks ago.

Annual Meeting and Cooperative Celebration Wednesday, May 22

2018 Coop Celebration

Paul Bunyan Communications will hold the annual Cooperative Celebration on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cooperative’s headquarters in Bemidji.  It is free and open to all.

  • A walleye dinner prepared by the Bemidji Fire Department Fish Fry Crew & Lueken’s Village Foods.
  • Chance to enter door prize drawings
  • Live Musical Entertainment provided by Known Only Locally & Friends of Bemidji

Great kids activities including:

  • Come meet Fred, Wilma, and Dino from the Flintstones as seen on Boomerang and Crunch, the Minnesota Timberwolves Mascot
  • United States Tennis Association’s QuickStart Tennis
  • Activities and animals from the Headwaters Science Center
  • Face painting
  • Balloons

The Cooperative Celebration is FREE and open to all.

The 63rd Annual Business will precede the celebration beginning at 3:30 p.m.  The Annual Meeting is only open to current members of the cooperative.

THE FLINTSTONES and all related characters are TM & © Hanna-Barbera. BOOMERANG is TM & © Boomerang Plus. LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

2018 Coop Celebration

Posted: 1 month ago.

Winners of the 4th Annual Paul Bunyan Communications Pick It March Mania Contest

Paul Bunyan Communications is excited to announce the winners of the 4th Annual Pick-it March Mania Challenge.  623 participants entered the free online contest to pick the winners of the college basketball tournament games for a chance to win a credit on a Paul Bunyan Communications account.

The top 10 finishers all won a credit on their Paul Bunyan Communications account.

Top 10

Place Winner, City Prize
1st Place Joyce Claypool, Bemidji $500 credit
2nd Place Chris Leinen, Bemidji $250 credit
3rd Place David Pettis, Grand Rapids $100 credit
4th Place James Picha, Bemidji $50 credit
5th Place Blake Nordin, Hackensack $25 credit
6th Place Tom Gustafson, Grand Rapids $25 credit
7th Place Jeff Zigan, Bemidji $25 credit
8th Place Vickie Gutknecht, Bemidji $25 credit
9th Place Jim Haskell, Bemidji $25 credit
10th Place Deanna Pemberton, Red Lake $25 credit

Joyce Claypool - 1st Place
1st Place – Joyce Claypool, Bemidji

Chris Leinen - 2nd Place
2nd Place – Chris Leinen, Bemidji

Dave Pettis - 3rd Place
3rd Place – Dave Pettis, Grand Rapids

Posted: 1 month ago.

District 5 Caucus Held April 2

The District Five Caucus was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Helga Community Center.

The purpose of the caucus meeting is to nominate a director candidate or candidates to represent the district on the Paul Bunyan Communications Board of Directors.

As a result of the District 5 Caucus, Randy Frisk has been re-elected Director District 5 with the term expiring in the year 2024.

In addition to being an opportunity to nominate persons to represent District 5, the caucus meeting was an opportunity for members to ask questions concerning the Cooperative.  The meeting was attended by several managers/supervisors, including CEO/General Manager Gary Johnson.


Posted: 2 months ago.

41st Annual Bemidji Lions Club Flapjack Day Tuesday, April 16 presented by Paul Bunyan Communications

The 41st Annual Bemidji Lions Club Flapjack Day presented by Paul Bunyan Communications is Tuesday, April 16 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji.

All you can eat pancakes served with sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee

$5 for adults, $2.50 for 11 & under

All proceeds go to local charities supporting the Lions Six Pillars:  Vision, Diabetes, Hunger, Environment, Pediatric Cancer, and Youth

Posted: 2 months ago.

Children First! Children’s Fair is Saturday, April 27 in Grand Rapids

The Children First! Children’s Fair sponsored in part by Paul Bunyan Communications is Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids.  Admission is FREE and the fun includes music, activities, a carnival, tours of BIG vehicles, and more.  Start the day with the free Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 9-11!

For more information visit

Posted: 2 months ago.

Join us at the 42nd Annual Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport, & Travel Show April 5-7

Join Paul Bunyan Communications at the 42nd Annual Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport, and Travel Show April 5-7 at the Sanford Center.

Stop by our booth at the show to pick up a free gift while supplies last and check out services like our GigaZone Broadband Internet, PBTV HD, Whole-home DVR, PBTV Everywhere, and PBTV On Demand.

Show Hours are:

Friday, April 5             4-8 p.m.

Saturday, April 6        9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday, April 7           11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Posted: 2 months ago.