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PATT RALL COLUMN: Puppets by professionals for 'Dragonsong'
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Helping Native youth find success in schools
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
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March 13, 2017
Council awards bid for Third Street gateway
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council awarded a bid for construction services on a downtown gateway arch project Monday. In a 4-2 vote, the council...
March 13, 2017 - 8:46pm
March 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Create public policy that encourages jobs, growth in community
Dear Ward 4 voters, I am writing this letter to introduce myself to those of you that I have not had the opportunity to meet and to ask for your vote on Tuesday, March 14. I believe that Bemidji is at a very exciting time in our history. We have a unique and diverse group of people...
March 10, 2017 - 10:16am
March 5, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mayor and City Council members raise their salaries, mid-term
From a proposal of Ward 2 Bemidji City Council member Roger Hellquist, the mayor and council approved giving themselves a salary increase of...
March 5, 2017 - 9:25am
January 25, 2017
Eight candidates now running for Bemidji Ward 4
BEMIDJI—Three more candidates have filed to run in the special election for the vacant City Council Ward 4 seat, bringing the total number running to eight. The three latest candidates are David Lalone, Justin Beaulieu and David Kostamo. The other candidates who filed earlier...
January 25, 2017 - 2:26pm
January 23, 2017
Both sides speak up in Duluth pipeline dispute
DULUTH — Local businesses and organizations related to the pipeline industry spoke out Monday against a Duluth City Council resolution...
January 23, 2017 - 9:21pm
January 12, 2017
CITY GOVERNMENT: Ward 4 City Council election to be held March 14
BEMIDJI --- The special election date for the Ward 4 Bemidji City Council seat will now be set for Tuesday, March 14, in accordance with state...
January 12, 2017 - 12:20pm
December 27, 2016
Duluth considers rideshare rules: Draft ordinance anticipates arrival of Uber, Lyft
DULUTH, Minn. -- People in need of a lift in Duluth may soon have a new option. Duluth City Councilor Noah Hobbs has been working on an ordinance that could open the Duluth market to ride services such as Uber and Lyft. As for the arrival of those services in Duluth, Hobbs believes...
December 27, 2016 - 8:32pm
November 23, 2016
Newly elected Blackduck City Council to be sworn in in January
With the municipal election results now a few weeks old, not only will Blackduck welcome a new mayor, but there will be two new City Council members as well. Rudy Patch will serve as mayor of Blackduck for 2017 and 2018. Jason Kolb will fill Patch’s position on the City Council...
November 23, 2016 - 2:42pm
November 4, 2016
Blackduck City Council to review road construction progress
The Blackduck City Council will meet Monday to discuss the progress of the road construction project along Summit Avenue. Construction technician Brandon Carlson of Widseth Smith Nolting will give an update as far as where the project stands and what happens next. A work session...
November 4, 2016 - 11:00am
October 7, 2016
Road construction and police updates among discussions at Blackduck City Council meeting
The Blackduck City Council met on Tuesday night to discuss updates on the road construction project, apartment housing and tentative interviews for chief of police. Brandon Carlson, a construction technician with Widseth Smith Nolting, said jackhammering will begin today and continue...
October 7, 2016 - 11:15am
July 24, 2016
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will hold a closed meeting during its work session Monday as the city explores litigation options regarding work at the Sanford Center. The city has been involved with legal issues with the event center for some time after rainwater leaks in...
July 24, 2016 - 12:41am
July 8, 2016
Blackduck City Council discusses road construction funding, timeline
The ongoing road construction in Blackduck was the main topic during the Blackduck City Council meeting on Tuesday evening. There was a fairly lengthy discussion about the project, as well as prospective funding issues. Construction for sewer and water phases of the project began...
July 8, 2016 - 10:32am
June 10, 2016
Blackduck City Council discusses grant money for road project
The Blackduck City Council met Monday to discuss the status of current and upcoming projects. As it stands, the road improvement project is underway, with construction on Summit Avenue between the Timberline and Countryside Restaurant. According to City Engineer Curt Meyer, there...
June 10, 2016 - 10:01am
May 21, 2016
COMMUNITY: Group hopes to bring "Hockey Day Minnesota" to Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A local committee is working to possibly bring Fox Sports North's "Hockey Day Minnesota" to Bemidji in 2018. The group has yet...
May 21, 2016 - 5:25pm
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...
May 3, 2016 - 6:41pm