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This town home development at South Shore Villa is one of the many construction projects that have kept city building and fire safety inspectors busy this year. Construction totals this year are about $3 million more than last year at this time. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

'Hitting the tip of the iceberg' -- City building inspectors struggle to keep pace with low staff, high construction numbers

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BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji is undergoing a surge in construction even as it struggles to keep up with building and fire safety inspections with limited staff.


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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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