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State DFL officials want Beltrami County to reconvene its county convention, but local DFLers plan to balk at that decision and let their delegate slate stand. A State DFL Party panel took testimony Sunday on three challenges to the Beltrami County DFL Convention held March 19 in Bemidji over how delegates to congressional district and state conventions were elected. The three-member panel dismissed two of the challenges, but affirmed a third and ordered that the Beltrami County convention be reconvened and delegate selection be done over -- this time by separate 7th and 8th Congressional Di
WALKER -- Bemidji attorney Mary Olson, bolstered by a strong first ballot showing, moved into the fall campaign here Saturday with the DFL endorsement for Senate 4. She'll be trying to unseat first-term Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point. Her first move was to close ranks and declare that "there are no winners and no losers here today." Meanwhile, delegates endorsed by acclamation Rep.
Local Democrats and Republicans hold conventions Saturday, DFLers to endorse candidates and Republicans to elect delegates. Senate 4 DFLers will gather in Walker to issue endorsements in three races -- the largest at stake the battle between two Bemidji women to face Sen.
Bemidji's signature red-and-black lumberjack plaid carried the day last week when community members converged on St.
Rognlien Park, a swimming and picnic area nestled on the shores of Grant Lake at Wilton, could soon become Beltrami County's signature park under a new recreation policy. "Grant Lake is one of the prettiest lakes in the county," Commissioner Jim Heltzer, in whose district the park lies, said Tuesday as commissioners and County Administrator Tony Murphy toured the park. The park and swimming area isn't only used by Wilton residents, but heavy users also include people from Grant Valley and Eckles townships, and even Liberty Township, Heltzer said. "When they used to have swimming lessons out
As promised, the GOP-led Minnesota House public works bill includes $3 million for a Bemidji regional events center. But beyond ranked higher education projects, it contains little else for Bemidji and even less for the region. The House Capital Investment Committee's $949 million borrowing bill would give Bemidji $3 million in planning, design and site acquisition funds for a regional events center to be located in downtown Bemidji. The major tenant would be Bemidji State's NCAA Division I hockey program. The item is also included in Republican Gov.
Beltrami County commissioners will spend their Tuesday work session working -- out in the field. They will gather at the County Administration Building and then travel to Grant Lake west of Bemidji to tour the adjacent Rognlien Park day use area, which may become the county's first official "park." The state Department of Natural Resources wants to abandon the park, as well as state Forest Road 71 which serves the day use area as well as leading to several residences beyond the park which will be cut off if the road is abandoned. "The Division of Parks, which has administered and maintained
Off-highway vehicles, mountain bikes, horses, skiers, dogsledders and bird watchers all can lay claim to a part of Beltrami County under a new plan. A public hearing is slated during the County Board's regular meeting 5 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administration Building on its draft Beltrami County Recreational Trails Plan.
Make no mistake, Bemidji's foray into political lobbying last week in St. Paul will pay dividends. It's something when more than 80 people step off two buses (plus a third bus with high school students) at the State Capitol as they did Tues-day, and spread themselves throughout the Capitol to lobby for a common agenda, showing rare unity on behalf of Bemidji. And Bemidji made its presence known with all wearing a signature product of Bemidji -- red-and-black plaid lumberjack sweaters crafted by Bemidji Woolen Mills.
Construction of a fish passage from a Lower Red Lake outlet is being proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The proposed passage is at the Army Corps' dam at the southwest side of the lake, in Clearwater County, but on the Red Lake Reservation, the federal agency said Thursday in a statement. Public comment on the proposal will be taken from April 12 to May 17 through the Corps' St.