Road under construction
Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
The U.S. Highway 2/U.S. Highway 71 bypass around Bemidji opened Sunday night after being closed for work on the 15th Street Bridge running over the road. There was one lane in each direction open Monday as crews worked on the bridge decks, which were removed to allow works to begin the process of raising the height of the bridge, and 15th Street in the area will remain closed for the foreseeable future, officials said.