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Bemidji City Council
June 3, 2016
ELECTION: List of local, state and federal election candidates
BEMIDJI—Election filing for local elections ended Tuesday with all incumbents opting to run again and challenger candidates entering the race. In the Bemidji mayoral race, Rita Albrecht is seeking a third term after winning elections in 2012 and 2014. Her opponent will be former...
June 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
June 2, 2016
ELECTION: Running to return: Former Bemidji mayor Lehmann files to regain position
BEMIDJI -- After a six-year absence from the Bemidji City Council, former Mayor Richard Lehmann is looking to return to the position he held for nearly a decade. Lehmann, 58, filed to run for Bemidji Mayor on Tuesday, marking the first time he's been a candidate for the seat since...
June 2, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 25, 2016
ELECTION: Heinonen runs for Bemidji Ward 5 to improve business climate
BEMIDJI -- After 32 years of living and being active in Bemidji's community, Don Heinonen decided now is the right time to take the next step and try to join the City Council. Heinonen first moved to Bemidji in 1983 and attended Northwest Technical College before becoming a master...
May 25, 2016 - 8:18pm
May 23, 2016
CITY: Hockey Day committee meets with City Council
BEMIDJI—A group of Bemidji residents met with the City Council on Monday to request their support in bringing "Hockey Day Minnesota" to the first city on the Mississippi. The annual event is hosted by Fox Sports North and a local community, celebrating all things hockey in Minnesota....
May 23, 2016 - 7:27pm
May 20, 2016
ELECTION: Health, human services a focus for Olson as he seeks County Commission seat
BEMIDJI—Current member of the Bemidji City Council Reed Olson said he decided it was the right time to switch to another level of government, filing to run for a Beltrami County Commissioner seat this week in the Nov. 8 election. Olson said he chose to opt for the Beltrami County...
May 20, 2016 - 7:44pm
May 19, 2016
ELECTION: Continued growth of Bemidji a priority for Erickson
BEMIDJI -- Nancy Erickson is aiming to continue her second round with the city’s governing body this November. On Wednesday Erickson filed to run for re-election to represent Bemidji’s Ward 5 on the City Council for another four years. If elected, the term would be Erickson's...
May 19, 2016 - 8:17pm
ELECTION: Johnson likes city’s progress as he seeks fifth term
BEMIDJI -- Ron Johnson, the longest serving Bemidji City Council member, filed for re-election Wednesday with the hope of earning a fifth term. Johnson, elected to represent Bemidji's Ward 3 in 2000, said he's been happy with the achievements the council has made over the years and...
May 19, 2016 - 8:15pm
ELECTION: More experience for Meehlhause as he seeks second term
BEMIDJI -- With almost four years of serving on the Bemidji City Council under his belt, Michael Meehlhause filed for re-election this week to run for a second term. Meehlhause won his first term in 2012 after graduating from BSU, defeating Derrick Houle in the process. Meehlhause...
May 19, 2016 - 8:13pm
May 18, 2016
ELECTION: Candidate filing opens for city, county seats
BEMIDJI—The time period for candidates to file for the 2016 November election opened Tuesday, with multiple county and city hopefuls already adding their names to the ballot. For the city of Bemidji, incumbents Mayor Rita Albrecht and City Council members Michael Meehlhause...
May 18, 2016 - 6:06pm
May 16, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: South shore land sale moves ahead: Bemidji Economic Development Authority approves land sale, purchase option for lakefront development
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Economic Development Authority on Monday approved the sale of two lots to further develop the city’s south shore. At the conclusion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Bemidji officials reconvened as the Bemidji Economic Development Authority to discuss the...
May 16, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 15, 2016
ELECTION: Albrecht will seek third mayoral term
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht said she is seeking a third term in November's election, with the hope of continuing the City Council's work on a range of issues. Albrecht said ongoing priorities she would address if re-elected are resolving litigation between Bemidji, Northern...
May 15, 2016 - 12:43am
May 9, 2016
CITY: Council reviews dock policy draft for marina use on Lake Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A new docking policy for a marina in the south shore area was discussed Monday at an informational work session for the Bemidji...
May 9, 2016 - 7:44pm
May 3, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Construction bid approved for South Shore Park
BEMIDJI—With the design, plans and specifications already in place, Bemidji's City Council took the next step Monday to create a new park on the city's South Shore. During its meeting Monday, the council voted to select a construction bid from Christiansen Construction for $565,189....
May 3, 2016 - 6:55pm
April 20, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council closes meeting to review annexation litigation
BEMIDJI—Ongoing litigation for the city of Bemidji in regard to the long-standing annexation issue was the subject of a closed session during Monday's City Council meeting. The closed portion was to speak about the city's legal strategies moving forward after a court hearing...
April 20, 2016 - 6:35pm
April 11, 2016
CITY: City Council approves budgetary transfers
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday approved a series of transfers during its budgetary work session. The council approved a resolution that authorizes $5,408,747 from the city's general fund to be designated toward cash flow and other unplanned expenses. The resolution...
April 11, 2016 - 7:26pm