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Legislators to tour Bemidji Area Schools next week

BEMIDJI—Bemidji-area legislators are scheduled to tour Bemidji Area Schools early next week.

State Sens. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, and Paul Utke, R-Park Rapids, and State Reps. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, will check out district classes and meet with student council representatives and other district leaders.

The lawmakers' tour is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Bemidji High School and end at 2 p.m. at Bemidji Middle School with a stop at the district's community services center in between.

Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen covers education and health for the Bemidji Pioneer.

He is a Minneapolis native and a 2009 graduate of St. John's University. Before moving to Bemidji, Bowen covered education, local politics, crime, and everything in between for the Perham Focus in Perham, Minnesota, and Sun Newspapers in suburban Minneapolis.

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