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City buys land to relieve traffic on Paul Bunyan Drive: $140K buys parcels for extension of 24th Street NW

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BEMIDJI -- The city plans to buy two parcels of land behind Walgreens on Paul Bunyan Drive NW in hopes of relieving traffic on the artery that accesses much of Bemidji's retail stores.

The Bemidji City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to buy the parcels for $140,000 plus closing costs in order to eventually extend 24th Street NW, which runs parallel to Paul Bunyan Drive.

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