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A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for the Leech Lake Bemidji Tribal Clinic in its new location along Fifth Street Northwest drew about 20 supporters. Nurse practitioner Darlene Wickey, left, and Tammy Goodwin-Carter, office manager and registered nurse, watch as Leech Lake Tribal Chairman Archie LaRose cuts the ribbon with Leech Lake Health Director Joel Bebeau and clinic staff members Jodi Anderson, licensed social worker, and Rob Roed, occupational therapist. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Leech Lake opens new Bemidji clinic

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For Tammy Goodwin-Carter, the opening of the Leech Lake Bemidji Tribal Clinic couldn't come soon enough.

On Monday, the waiting came to an end with a grand opening for the new facility.


"I fought for this for years," said Goodwin-Carter, a registered nurse and manager for the clinic.

On hand for the grand opening were about 20 supporters.

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