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City makes bonding request for Carnegie Library restoration project; Persell to advocate for library, veterans home, other proposals

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BEMIDJI — John Persell considers himself an optimist.

The Bemidji state representative is hopeful that the Carnegie Library restoration project will receive at least some of the $800,000 in state bonding next year that was recently requested by the city of Bemidji.


But he also acknowledged some realities.

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John Hageman
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