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Skeeter Stitch owner Rich Blomberg, left, and graphic artist Doug Karle inspect a mock-up of a plaid shirt as they prepare for Bemidji to embrace Plaid Wednesday, a community effort promoted by the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Plaid pride: Area businesses promote plaid

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BEMIDJI - The popularity of Bemidji going green on Fridays to support Bemidji State University sports has spun-off to designate Wednesday gone "plaid."


Since January, the effort to wear plaid to promote Bemidji has taken hold.

But as the thermometer rises, there are fewer people wearing the iconic pattern reminiscent of Paul Bunyan.

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