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The Bemidji arts community celebrated the arrival of $244,000 in Legacy Amendment funding on Friday night at the Bemidji Community Arts Center. Speakers included Sheila Smith, left, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Sue Gens, executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Legacy Amendment: Arts community celebrates funding

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Artisans in a five-county region will share $244,000 in new program grants, thanks to new state sales tax revenues through the Legacy Amendment.

"I have the luckiest job in the state right now," Sue Gens, executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board, said Friday night at a celebration in the Bemidji Community Arts Center.

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