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December 2, 2013
Annexation talks break down
BEMIDJI --- Representatives of the city of Bemidji as well as from Bemidji and Northern Townships met Monday at Bemidji Town Hall in Bemidji Township to talk about joint planning and annexation, but the discussion quickly devolved into an argument. At one point, Northern...
December 2, 2013 - 8:33pm
November 11, 2013
Apartment building fire reported
BEMIDJI -- No one was injured in an apartment building fire on Saturday afternoon in Northern Township. The fire was reported by an occupant of an apartment at 2:19 p.m., according to the Bemidji Fire Department. When firefighters arrived, there was smoke coming from the eaves...
November 11, 2013 - 9:24am
October 25, 2013
Both sides in annexation fight claim victory after ruling
BEMIDJI — The ongoing conflict over annexation between the city of Bemidji and Bemidji Township is going to go on a little bit longer. Arbitrator David Meyers issued a ruling Thursday in an effort to resolve whether a May 31 mediation agreement between the city and township...
October 25, 2013 - 10:04am
July 27, 2013
Annexation: Northern Township rejects agreement modifications, attorney for Bemidji Township says that doesn't matter
BEMIDJI -- The attorney for Bemidji Township maintained Friday that the mediation agreement previously approved by the township and the city of Bemidji will remain in effect. The statement comes despite Northern Township's vote this week against allowing Bemidji Township to exit two...
July 27, 2013 - 1:38am
July 18, 2013
Three local governments meet to discuss mediation agreement
BEMIDJI - Northern Township board members had many questions Wednesday night. The three in attendance -- Chairman Mike Kelly, Vice Chairman Clark Chambers and supervisor Tim Mountain -- discussed with Bemidji Township board members and Bemidji city councilors the mediation agreement...
July 18, 2013 - 12:00am
July 9, 2013
Northern Township requests another meeting date
BEMIDJI -- Nevermind. The Bemidji City Council had planned to meet with representatives of Northern and Bemidji townships behind closed doors...
July 9, 2013 - 6:20pm
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
June 17, 2013
Northern Township: Let’s talk
BEMIDJI — Northern Township board supervisors want to talk to their joint planning partners. Board supervisors asked their legal counsel Jason Kuboushek about the ramifications of the city and Bemidji Township’s mediated settlement agreement, and their options going forward,...
June 17, 2013 - 10:38pm
June 11, 2013
Bemidji Township approves mediation agreement
BEMIDJI — Bemidji Township voted unanimously to approve a mediated settlement agreement with the city of Bemidji Tuesday night. The settlement agreement allows the township to leave the orderly annexation and joint powers agreements that it, along with the city and Northern...
June 11, 2013 - 8:04pm
June 10, 2013
City Council approves mediation agreement
By John Hageman and Bethany Wesley firstname.lastname@example.org BEMIDJI — The Bemidji City Council voted to approve a mediated...
June 10, 2013 - 9:30pm
June 7, 2013
Three governments to discuss annexation in separate meetings
BEMIDJI — The three local governments involved in annexation will each have a meeting over two days next week. And in one form or another,...
June 7, 2013 - 4:31pm
June 4, 2013
Council votes down mediation agreement
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji City Council voted against approving a mediated settlement agreement that would allow Bemidji Township to leave...
June 4, 2013 - 8:30am
November 6, 2012
Beltrami County begins casting ballots as polls open
BEMIDJI - Election workers greeted a steady stream of voters early today at polling sites throughout the area, with several sites seeing large early turnouts. The first voter arrived about 6:25 a.m. at Northwest Technical College, the polling site for Ward 5., well in advance of the...
November 6, 2012 - 2:21pm
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. The meeting was a continuation of a Sept. 11 reassessment hearing in which many residents voiced their frustrations. Dozens also formally objected to the reassessments,...
September 24, 2012 - 11:03pm
September 19, 2012
Birchmont project prompts special closed meeting
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council and Northern Township Board will meet for a special closed meeting Monday. The special meeting is “to discuss threatened or pending litigation regarding the Birchmont Drive utility project reassessment,” according to a news release from the...
September 19, 2012 - 3:01pm