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Construction continues at Minnesota Northwest Foundation's new facility, which was formerly the Lumberman Bank and then Wells Fargo. NMF purchased the complex and is returning the exterior of the building to its historic roots. The NMF hopes to relocate its headquarters into the remodeled building this fall. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer1 / 6
Before fall arrives, a new bicycle bridge will arch over Paul Bunyan Drive to connect sections of the Paul Bunyan Trail. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer2 / 6
Cantabria Coffee Co., 211 2nd Street NW, will gain an impressive outside courtyard and an outside stage. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer3 / 6
Owner Mike Stittsworth displays a choice cut of ribeye steak outside Stittsworth Meats' second location, 716 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer4 / 6
Choice Therapy expanded and moved across the street with a host of new businesses joining them at the Healthy Choices building on Anne Street near Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer5 / 6
Anytime Fitness expanded and moved to a larger facility at 802 Paul Bunyan Drive S. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer6 / 6

A drive through Bemidji shows signs of growth in the city through expansion, new construction and enhancements. Among the most ambitious projects is Northwest Minnesota Foundation's restoration of its new facility, which was previously the home of Wells Fargo and prior to that was the Lumberman Bank. The Foundation hopes to complete the relocation of its headquarters to the new downtown building this fall.