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Judge names Northern Township as party in annexation lawsuit

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BEMIDJI — The plot has thickened in Bemidji Township’s lawsuit against the city of Bemidji as Ninth Judicial District Court Judge John Melbye ordered Tuesday that Northern Township be added as a party to the lawsuit.


“Northern Township is so intimately related to the principal claims” that they need to be part of the lawsuit, Melbye concluded.

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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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