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Members of the Bemidji Fire Department's Honor Guard were casketbearers for Doug Peterson's funeral on Monday afternoon. Peterson was mayor of Bemidji for 25 years and also was a former City Council member and volunteer firefighter. (Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer)

Bemidji remembers former mayor Peterson

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BEMIDJI -- Family and friends gathered Monday to honor the life of Doug Peterson, Bemidji’s mayor for more than a quarter of a century.

Peterson died May 6 at the age of 75 following a battle with cancer. Peterson served as mayor of Bemidji from 1975-2000, and also was a past City Council member.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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