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Bemidji City Council
January 5, 2017
CITY: Bemidji Council orders special election, designates Mayor Pro-tem at meeting
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council passed a resolution Tuesday ordering a special election to fill a recent vacancy. Because Ward 4 Councilor...
January 5, 2017 - 8:05am
January 2, 2017
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: City, county to reorganize for 2017 meetings
BEMIDJI -- New positions and appointments will be a focal point for the Bemidji City Council and Beltrami County Board of Commissioners today, as both government entities meet for the first time in 2017.
January 2, 2017 - 4:33pm
December 19, 2016
Agenda set for 2017: Bemidji City Council approves next year’s budget, levy and more
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council convened Monday for its final meeting of 2016, approving the 2017 budget, tax levy and multiple other matters for next year. In total, the budget came to $37.8 million, an increase from the 2016 amount of $33.8 million. At a previous meeting, Bemidji...
December 19, 2016 - 9:48pm
December 5, 2016
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens gave a comprehensive breakdown of the city's proposed 2017 budget and levy Monday. The report, given before the council opened the meeting for a truth in taxation hearing, detailed the $37.8 million budget that's been proposed for...
December 5, 2016 - 8:22pm
December 4, 2016
Bemidji City Council to review street projects
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will be in a position to advance the process for 2017 street projects when it meets Monday. The council will receive a staff recommendation to adopt feasibility reports for two projects coming up in the next construction season. The first is...
December 4, 2016 - 9:34am
November 29, 2016
Council weighs in on Gene Dillon plans
BEMIDJI—Bemidji city staff and officials made a pair of decisions Monday that could influence Bemidji Area Schools leaders' plans to build...
November 29, 2016 - 8:27am
November 22, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council pay hikes are not warranted
Ward 2 Bemidji City Council member Roger Hellquist proposed to the mayor and council a 15 to 20 percent salary raise for the mayor and council, which sounds like they are all in agreement for this great pay raise. Since the late 1990s the mayor and council have increased their salaries...
November 22, 2016 - 6:05am
November 21, 2016
More work to do on #BemidjiRespect: City Council opts for more discussions on how to support new effort
BEMIDJI—An initiative calling for inclusiveness and respect was met with praise and skepticism Monday night at the Bemidji City Council meeting. The initiative, Standing Together for #BemidjiRespect, was organized last week by a group of community members, including Mayor Rita...
November 21, 2016 - 9:41pm
November 17, 2016
Another election around the corner for Bemidji with Olson moving to county position
BEMIDJI -- Just a few days after the city of Bemidji finalized the results of its last election, the municipality is already gearing up for the next one. Because Ward 4 City Council member Reed Olson won a seat on the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners, the city has to prepare...
November 17, 2016 - 5:52pm
November 9, 2016
BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: Erickson holds off Heinonen; Meehlhause, Johnson run unopposed
BEMIDJI—The race Bemidji City Council Ward 5 came down to the wire Tuesday night, with incumbent Nancy Erickson managing to edge her challenger Don Heinonen by just 18 votes in a 682-664 decision. "It was a squeaker, it was the closest race I've ever won. Don was a very tough...
November 9, 2016 - 6:39pm
Albrecht wins third term as Bemidji mayor
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht was re-elected Tuesday for the third time, defeating former mayor Richard Lehmann. With all six precincts...
November 9, 2016 - 1:35am
Erickson wins fourth term in Ward 5 in close race
BEMIDJI—Bemidji City Council member Nancy Erickson earned a fourth term Tuesday, defeating challenger Don Heinonen 682-664. Erickson, who...
November 9, 2016 - 1:25am
Meehlhause to represent Ward 1 for second term
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji City Council member Michael Meehlhause will represent Ward 1 again for the next four years, as he earned 924 votes Tuesday...
November 9, 2016 - 1:15am
Johnson to return for 16th year on council
BEMIDJI—The longest serving member of Bemidji's City Council will once again represent Ward 3, having earned 1,117 votes in an unopposed...
November 9, 2016 - 1:12am
November 7, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council holds public hearing, reading on salary increases
BEMIDJI—Adjustments to salaries were a subject for the Bemidji City Council on Monday, both for elected officials and on-call firefighters. At its regular meeting Monday, the council held a public hearing followed by second reading on an ordinance that would increase the annual...
November 7, 2016 - 7:53pm