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October 17, 2016
CITY: Council approves Birchmont re-assessments
BEMIDJI—The latest in an eight-year long saga regarding assessments to homeowners along Birchmont Drive unfolded at Bemidji City Hall on...
October 17, 2016 - 9:03pm
October 16, 2016
CITY: Public hearings for project assessments at Monday City Council meeting
BEMIDJI—A pair of public hearings will be held at Monday's Bemidji City Council meeting for assessments on projects, new and old. The first hearing is for the 2016 street reconstruction projects, a continuation of the city's annual renewal program. This year's projects included...
October 16, 2016 - 8:18am
July 27, 2016
UPDATED: Degrees of debris: Crews start picking up storm debris around town
BEMIDJI -- Robert Pfremmer considers his family one of the lucky ones on Birchmont Drive. Last Thursday’s storm, reaching wind speeds of more...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 22, 2016
BIRCHMONT DRIVE: Mediation now an option in Birchmont dispute: District court rules on city’s policy for public improvements, clarifying assessments
BEMIDJI -- A recent court ruling on an interpretation of a Bemidji city policy may open the door for mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute on Birchmont Drive assessments. The ruling is the latest in an eight-year legal battle between residents along Birchmont Drive and the city...
July 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
June 16, 2015
No resolution yet in Birchmont Drive assessments
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP—The ongoing case of the Birchmont Drive assessments is just that—ongoing. At a public meeting Tuesday night, members of the Northern Township board and the Bemidji City Council gave an update on—and heard testimony from residents about—the...
June 16, 2015 - 10:44pm
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
March 11, 2013
Birchmont Drive case still up in the air
BEMIDJI – The Birchmont Drive case remains in limbo. But plenty has happened behind the scenes in the last few months. The case, involving dozens of property owners in Northern Township and a handful in the city of Bemidji, centers around assessments for a water and sewer...
March 11, 2013 - 10:21pm
October 27, 2012
Birchmont Drive: Assessment appeals filed in court
BEMIDJI – Residents disputing assessments for a utility extension project on Birchmont Drive filed appeals in Beltrami County District Court this week. The appeals were expected, as dozens of residents filed objections to both Northern Township and the city of Bemidji before they...
October 27, 2012 - 3:17am
September 24, 2012
Birchmont Drive reassessments passed
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – The town board on Monday passed the latest reassessments for the utility project on Birchmont Drive.
September 24, 2012 - 11:03pm
September 22, 2012
Birchmont Drive: Attorneys question plan to close reassessment talks
BEMIDJI – The attorney representing property owners in the Birchmont Drive assessments saga is raising questions about whether a planned closed-door meeting violates state open meeting laws. The city of Bemidji and Northern Township are holding a closed meeting Monday to discuss...
September 22, 2012 - 12:12am
September 12, 2012
Northern Township: Birchmont hearing to continue
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – Frustrated property owners filled the Northern Town Hall Tuesday night to voice their objections to reassessments for a utility expansion project near their homes. The joint meeting between the township and the city of Bemidji ended with no formal decision on...
September 12, 2012 - 2:51am
September 10, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers & Jeers
Overcrowding challenges educators As Minnesota students headed back to classrooms last week, it came as no surprise that the Bemidji School District’s elementary facilities are bursting at the seams. Last fall, school officials made a pitch to district patrons to give the district...
September 10, 2012 - 4:56pm
April 30, 2009
Birchmont property owners file appeal over assessments
The owners of 54 properties who were imposed assessments for last year's Birchmont Drive Northeast improvements have filed an appeal with Beltrami County District Court. The appeal was filed Dec. 2, revised Dec.
April 30, 2009 - 12:57am