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Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry Steve Sviggum, right, awarded a plaque designating the city of Bemidji as a Fit City Monday night during the regular Bemidji City Council meeting. Accepting the plaque were, from left, Marti Lundin, the executive director of the Bemidji Wellness Education of Long Life; Marcia Larson, Bemidji parks and recreation director; Mayor Richard Lehmann; and Ashli Bowen, with B-WELL's Community Based Workgroup. Pioneer Photo/Bethany Wesley

Bemidji City Council: Sviggum awards Bemidji as a 'Fit City'

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Steve Sviggum, the commission of the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, presented the Bemidji City Council with a plaque proclaiming it as a Fit City.


Sviggum, speaking on behalf of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, told the council that the award is not to be taken lightly.

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