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From left at the Bemidji Senior Center mortgage burning in 1998 are Carl Wolfe, Ann Stennes, Bob Carr (behind), Linda Simonson, Marcy Melberg, Marie Kolstad, Holly Evenwoll, Chuck Melberg, Harry Holand, Tom Van Brunt (holding burning mortgage), Lois Stortroem, Ada Holand, Walt Fenske and Del Mason. Submitted Photo

Prime Time: Senior Center: The rest of the story

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The smoke had barely cleared after the big mortgage burning event in 1989 and the Bemidji seniors were already thinking outside the box again. Somehow 421 Beltrami just wasn't cutting it for them. The basement was unusable, but the bottom line was the place was way too small for the Senior Center.


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