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Northern Township on Thursday released a new annexation proposal which differs from the previously adopted annexation plan. The first phase, pictured above in blue, is not proposed to change. The second phase, pictured in green, has been expanded to include some areas that previously were planned to be annexed in the 2020 annexation phase. In exchange, the township proposes that tan-colored properties not be included in annexation at all at this time. Submitted Graphic

City and Northern Township officials embrace new plan

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A revised annexation plan was presented for discussion Thursday by Northern Township to Bemidji city officials, who embraced its design and commended township officials for their work.


"What you've put together is very thoughtful," said John Chattin, city manager. "I think this will work well."

"You guys did a really great job," said Roger Hellquist, city councilor.

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