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April 18, 2014
Bemidji Township appeals dismissal of annexation lawsuit
BEMIDJI -- The annexation lawsuit between Bemidji Township and the city of Bemidji may be headed for the state Court of Appeals. In documents dated Wednesday, the township’s lawyer, John Steffenhagen, appealed a March 20 decision by Ninth District Court Judge Paul T. Benshoof,...
April 18, 2014 - 5:34pm
March 20, 2014
Judge dismisses annexation lawsuit
BEMIDJI -- The annexation lawsuit between Bemidji Township and the City of Bemidji, ongoing since 2012, was thrown out of court Thursday. Ninth District Court Judge Paul T. Benshoof ruled in favor of the city and ordered the lawsuit be dismissed with prejudice, essentially...
March 20, 2014 - 7:03pm
December 17, 2013
Melbye out as judge in annexation case
BEMIDJI — Beltrami District Judge John Melbye will no longer be presiding over the annexation lawsuit between Bemidji Township and the city of Bemidji, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Northern Township was brought into the lawsuit by Melbye earlier this month. Last...
December 17, 2013 - 8:54pm
December 16, 2013
Street improvements may sideswipe annexation debacle
BEMIDJI — The next round of the annual Bemidji street improvement project may be on the highway to the danger zone. The 2014 project will...
December 16, 2013 - 11:10pm
December 4, 2013
Judge names Northern Township as party in annexation lawsuit
BEMIDJI — The plot has thickened in Bemidji Township’s lawsuit against the city of Bemidji as Ninth Judicial District Court Judge John Melbye ordered Tuesday that Northern Township be added as a party to the lawsuit. “Northern Township is so intimately related to the principal...
December 4, 2013 - 8:04pm
December 2, 2013
Annexation talks break down
BEMIDJI --- Representatives of the city of Bemidji as well as from Bemidji and Northern Townships met Monday at Bemidji Town Hall in Bemidji Township to talk about joint planning and annexation, but the discussion quickly devolved into an argument. At one point, Northern...
December 2, 2013 - 8:33pm
November 30, 2013
Annexation meeting between city, townships set
BEMIDJI — A special open meeting between the city of Bemidji, Bemidji Township and Northern Township is scheduled for Monday about the Orderly Annexation Agreement and the Joint Powers Agreement between the three parties. The city of Bemidji and Bemidji Township are opponents in...
November 30, 2013 - 11:16pm
October 25, 2013
Both sides in annexation fight claim victory after ruling
BEMIDJI — The ongoing conflict over annexation between the city of Bemidji and Bemidji Township is going to go on a little bit longer. Arbitrator David Meyers issued a ruling Thursday in an effort to resolve whether a May 31 mediation agreement between the city and township...
October 25, 2013 - 10:04am
July 27, 2013
Annexation: Northern Township rejects agreement modifications, attorney for Bemidji Township says that doesn't matter
BEMIDJI -- The attorney for Bemidji Township maintained Friday that the mediation agreement previously approved by the township and the city of Bemidji will remain in effect. The statement comes despite Northern Township's vote this week against allowing Bemidji Township to exit two...
July 27, 2013 - 1:38am
July 18, 2013
Three local governments meet to discuss mediation agreement
BEMIDJI - Northern Township board members had many questions Wednesday night. The three in attendance -- Chairman Mike Kelly, Vice Chairman Clark Chambers and supervisor Tim Mountain -- discussed with Bemidji Township board members and Bemidji city councilors the mediation agreement...
July 18, 2013 - 12:00am
July 9, 2013
Northern Township requests another meeting date
BEMIDJI -- Nevermind. The Bemidji City Council had planned to meet with representatives of Northern and Bemidji townships behind closed doors...
July 9, 2013 - 6:20pm
June 20, 2013
Bemidji Township not participating on joint planning board; Meeting between three governments in the works
BEMIDJI — The long-term effects of the settlement between the city of Bemidji and Bemidji Township have yet to be seen. But it’s already having an impact on the governing body that makes planning and zoning decisions for three local governments. John Steffenhagen, the...
June 20, 2013 - 12:33am
June 11, 2013
Bemidji Township approves mediation agreement
BEMIDJI — Bemidji Township voted unanimously to approve a mediated settlement agreement with the city of Bemidji Tuesday night. The settlement agreement allows the township to leave the orderly annexation and joint powers agreements that it, along with the city and Northern...
June 11, 2013 - 8:04pm
June 10, 2013
City Council approves mediation agreement
By John Hageman and Bethany Wesley firstname.lastname@example.org BEMIDJI — The Bemidji City Council voted to approve a mediated...
June 10, 2013 - 9:30pm
June 7, 2013
Three governments to discuss annexation in separate meetings
BEMIDJI — The three local governments involved in annexation will each have a meeting over two days next week. And in one form or another,...
June 7, 2013 - 4:31pm