Breaking ground in Bemidji
Groundbreaking for a new bar and grill at the former 71 Bar north of Bemidji was held Tuesday. The bar will have 5,200 square feet, with a large patio and outdoor volleyball courts. Owners Brett and Derek Leach hope to open in February. (From left) are contractor Howie Zetah, Sarah and Cameron Mokros with bar manager Jamie Mokros, Derek and Janae Leach, and Brett Leach with Amy and Jasper Leach.