'Momentous occasion': Dignitaries, community supporters gather for Bemidji Regional Event Center groundbreaking
Work on the Bemidji Regional Event Center officially began Friday as dignitaries and community supporters gathered around a mound of dirt on the south shore of Lake Bemidji.
"This is a pretty momentous occasion - let's make it look good," called out Mayor Richard Lehmann, scooping up a shovel full of dirt and flinging it into the air.
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