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Several signs were posted around town declaring Bemidji was changing its name, effective April 1, 2014, which also happens to be April Fool’s Day. SUBMITTED PHOTO

City changing its name? Not so fast

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How do you spell “Bemidji”? It’s a frequent question from out-of-towners, especially when they’re trying to send you mail (electronically or otherwise).


“Brrrrmidji” is a take on the local weather’s tendency to make people shiver.

But “Bamidgee”?

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at 
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