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From left, Dan Stacey, property manager at Ridgeway Court III and IV, Hazel Schweitzer, outreach coordinator, and Lori Duchesneau, D.W. Jones Management Inc. owner, show the grounds of the affordable apartment complex. The company is working on a program to build community feeling among the tenants. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Pilot program launched to develop community bonding

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The owners of Ridgeway Court III and IV in Bemidji initiated a program in March they hope will build neighborliness and community attitudes in the apartment complex.


Overseen by United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development and owned by D.W. Jones Management, Inc., the affordable apartments are designed so that tenants pay no more than 30 percent of their income in rent.

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