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Andrew Spaeth, a Bemidji State University student, testifies Friday to a panel of Minnesota legislators about not cutting higher education funding at a time when laid-off Minnesotans depend on higher ed for retraining workforce skills. The legislative town hall was held on the BSU campus, drawing more than 250 people. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Legislative panel urged to raise taxes during town hall meeting in Bemidji

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Pedie Pederson rode his motorized wheelchair from his subsidized apartment in downtown Bemidji to Bemidji State University to testify Friday at a legislative town hall on the state budget.


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