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Bemidji artist receives “Tony”

BEMIDJI — Bemidji native, Nikki Marie Smith, has received a “Tony” award for her artwork.

Smith is an alumnus of Bemidji High School and Bemidji State University and is currently living in Texas.

She was nominated by Christina Rollo, who is a photographer from Binghamton, N.Y.

“I was deeply moved to receive this unexpected honor from my fellow artists,” Smith said.

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