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MJ Architectural Studios of Bemidji has designed a new building that would relocate Ken K. Thompson Jewelry from its current downtown location, 419 Beltrami Ave. NW, to the new standalone building at 1080 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. The site plan would reduce the amount of impervious surface on site and close two accesses to Ridgeway Avenue Northwest.

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BEMIDJI - Ken K. Thompson Jewelry plans to relocate and expand.

The local business, which began in 1935 in a one-room watch-repair shop, has storefronts in downtown Bemidji and in Paul Bunyan Mall. Its owners have submitted plans detailing a new standalone building at the corner of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest and Ridgeway Avenue Northwest, the former site of Northland Community Bank.


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