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Paul Goodwin, president of the Bemidji Education Association, speaks to the Bemidji School Board after the board approved a revised tentative agreement with the BEA on Friday. Pioneer Photo/Anne Williams

Bemidji School District, teachers settle contract

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After weeks of negotiation sessions between the Bemidji School District and the Bemidji Education Association, a tentative agreement was reached.


The signed agreement came just hours before the District would've incurred a one-time state funding penalty fee of approximately $130,000 if the parties did not ratify and sign a contract by the statutory deadline of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15.

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