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Emergency crews closed off a stretch of Highway 197 on Friday morning after a paint spill. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)

UPDATED: Paint spill causes traffic delay on Highway 197; all lanes reopened

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BEMIDJI -- There was a little more yellow greeting motorists on a sunny Friday morning in Bemidji. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a paint spill at the intersection of Paul Bunyan Drive South and First Street East was reported to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.


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