Getting a handle on panhandlers: City sees increase of people soliciting money at busy streets, intersections, downtown
BEMIDJI -- An influx of panhandlers, sometimes with cardboard signs pleading for help, are becoming more frequent at busy streets and intersections in Bemidji.
Police Chief Mike Mastin said the department tends to receive more calls about panhandlers during the Fourth of July week because of their increased visibility with extra visitors to town.
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