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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
February 5, 2016
Blackduck City Council to set date for public hearing on road work assessments
The Blackduck City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall with a full slate on the agenda. One item up for discussion will be setting the public hearing date for assessments from road improvement projects. Curt Meyer, city engineer, will give the update. Police Chief John...
February 5, 2016 - 10:31am
December 28, 2015
Former City Council member, civic leader Herb South dies at age 66
BEMIDJI—Herbert "Herb" South, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former member of the Bemidji City Council, died Friday at the age of 66. South was born on Sept. 8, 1949, in Bemidji and graduated from high school in Wichita, Kan., in 1967. He joined the Air Force in 1968 and married...
December 28, 2015 - 5:51pm
November 16, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council approves $35,650 for consulting services for South Shore project
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council authorized an agreement Monday hiring a consultant to assist the development of the South Shore Park. Professional...
November 16, 2015 - 9:37pm
October 24, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji is profiting from the addictions of alcoholics
I read in Tuesday’s (Oct. 20) Pioneer that the Bemidji City Council rejected the Nameless Coalition’s request for $896 in city of Bemidji permit fee relief for the winter shelter for homeless chronic alcoholics. Thursday’s (Oct. 22) Pioneer stated the profits are pouring in...
October 24, 2015 - 11:54pm
October 5, 2015
Council discusses downtown skating: Bemidji resident asks city to get on board with ending downtown skating ban
BEMIDJI -- Skateboarding, rollerblading, roller-skating and longboarding are currently prohibited in downtown Bemidji. However, that could change...
October 5, 2015 - 8:47pm
September 21, 2015
Tentative settlements approved: Negotiations began when rainwater leaks were discovered in the Sanford Center's ballroom and service corridor areas
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji moved one step closer Monday to completing litigation work for repairs to fix rainwater leaks at the Sanford Center following the approval of five tentative settlement agreements. The negotiations, taking place between Bemidji and multiple companies,...
September 21, 2015 - 7:59pm
September 14, 2015
Utility rate increase proposed for 2016: 3 percent increase for water and sewer rates will match increased expenses, officials say
BEMIDJI -- In a presentation at a Bemidji City Council work session Monday, Finance Director Ron Eischens explained why city staff are recommending a 3 percent increase for both water and sewer rates in 2016. Eischens said the utility rate data presented Monday was made to reflect...
September 14, 2015 - 8:30pm
GOVERNMENT: Utility rate increase proposed for 2016
BEMIDJI—In a presentation at a Bemidji City Council work session Monday, Finance Director Ron Eischens explained why city staff are recommending a 3 percent increase for both water and sewer rates in 2016. Eischens said the utility rate data presented Monday was made to reflect...
September 14, 2015 - 7:12pm
September 1, 2015
City to act on settlement for Sanford Center work at next council meeting: Other legal negotiations regarding event complex remain ongoing
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji continued its effort Tuesday to complete legal matters pertaining to work done during construction of the Sanford Center. The legal issues the city is working through stemmed from discoveries made at the event complex, such as rainwater leaks in...
September 1, 2015 - 8:29pm
July 20, 2015
Hillside Avenue closure brings out citizens for and against
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents at Monday's City Council meeting appeared divided on an ordinance to reopen Hillside Avenue Southwest. In...
July 20, 2015 - 9:18pm