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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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