Bemidji City Council approves new Chief Bemidji statue plans
BEMIDJI -- Supporters say a new Chief Bemidji statue should be positioned in a way that depicts him overlooking Lake Bemidji.
After a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Bemidji City Council, they've gotten their wish.
The council approved a $40,000 platform to be constructed as a focal point along the trail that runs through Library and Paul Bunyan parks, creating an overlook above Lake Bemidji.
"This proposed location looks perfect," said Councilor Jim Thompson.
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