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A bust and model of the new Chief Bemidji statue were temporarily displayed at Bemidji City Hall last spring. Enough money has now been raised to commission a bronze statue of Chief Bemidji to replace the current in Library Park. File

Committee reaches fundraising goal for new Chief Bemidji statue

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BEMIDJI – It’s happening.

After two and a half years of fundraising, enough money has been raised to begin work on a new Chief Bemidji statue for Library Park.


On Tuesday night, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners approved the $25,000 development grant request from the Chief Bemidji Statue Project Committee, putting it over its $124,000 goal.

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John Hageman
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