Nicole Ronchetti

Nicole Ronchetti


Nicole Ronchetti is a reporter at the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on local government and community health.

Raised on the Iron Range in Hibbing, Minnesota, Nicole graduated from Hamline University with a degree in Global Studies and International Journalism. Her favorite book series is The Lord of the Rings, and when she's not reading she can be found wandering (but not lost) in nature.

You can contact Nicole at or at (218) 333-9791.

College students have unique risk factors for mental health, which is why it’s all the more important to normalize the conversation and become familiar with the resources that are available to help.
Sanford Health’s Program for Addiction Recovery provided Tanner Lene a way to connect to a heritage he’d left largely unexplored, as he began to learn Ojibwe and join classes taught by elders and knowledge keepers on traditional medicines and art.
Parents and guardians across the country are struggling to find formula for their children, facing empty shelves and their children’s hungry bellies. Sanford Pediatrician Dr. Colleen Swank shares advice for parents during the ongoing formula shortage.
At a Bemidji event on Tuesday, April 19, representatives from Honor the Earth shared their concerns about the environmental harm the Huber Mill, a lumber mill in Cohasset, could cause if approved.
For many at higher risk for COVID-19, it’s difficult to balance safety against social isolation as restrictions relax. In Bemidji, Minnesota, support programs are changing the way they help.
Oleksandr and Sergii Bogdanov, who now live in Bemidji, worry about their home country of Ukraine as it faces an invasion by Russia.
Ken Litzau shared his stories of growing up with traditional Ojibwe practices in an event on Thursday hosted by the Beltrami County Historical Society.
Around 80% of mothers experience “baby blues,” a period of time following birth characterized by low moods and energy. For some, this can lead to postpartum depression or anxiety, which can persist for months and might not show up at all until weeks later. Despite how common these experiences are, new and expecting parents are often unprepared for these emotions and are unsure of where and how to seek help.