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The Sanford Center is lit up Wednesday evening as people make their way into the building to watch the Harlem Globetrotters event last week. Center executives said they hope to further reduce their deficit to the city in 2014. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Sanford Center deficits are dropping as they plan marketing surge; city mulls another try at hospitality tax

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BEMIDJI — After years of financial dark territory, the Sanford Center may finally be seeing a little sunshine.

The center recorded six-figure deficits each year since opening in 2010. The city of Bemidji covers the entirety of each deficit the Sanford Center posts, budgeting hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to make up for the losses as the facility works to get on its feet.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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