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Andy Reed, a 58-year-old homeless man, lays on the ground July 5. JUSTIN GLAWE | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Homeless in Bemidji: You see them, or maybe you don’t, but they have stories to tell

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Editors Note: Following the June 21 death of Butch Ryan, a local homeless man, the Pioneer began looking into a group of men and women who, as Butch did, live on the streets of Bemidji. In Part 1 of a three-part series, we spend time with the non-traditional family unit of Andy Reed, Shelly Whitefeather, Melvin Kingbird and Lawrence Goggleye.


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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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