Bemidji city, township in mediation
BEMIDJI —A dispute over the Bemidji area’s annexation agreement was the subject of a mediation session Wednesday night.
But what was discussed there is unknown.
Jim Thomson, a Twin Cities-based lawyer representing the city of Bemidji in a dispute with Bemidji Township, acknowledged a meditation session took place but couldn’t discuss what happened.
The Bemidji City Council will have a closed meeting Monday night to discuss the pending litigation with the township.
The township filed a lawsuit in August alleging the city has repeatedly violated the joint resolution for orderly annexation.
The two sides have a scheduling conference set for May 31 with Beltrami County District Court Judge John Melbye, according to court records.