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The Bemidji City Council and the Bemidji Economic Development Authority both approved a lease agreement between the two entities. The lease, which has no money involved, allows the city to use land on the south shore development - which the BEDA owns - for the events center and associated parking. "In order for the city to leverage the $20 million from the state (bonding dollars), the city needs to control the land," explained City Manager John Chattin. City Attorney Al Felix noted that the lease is a 50-year lease, due to the state's requirement that it be 125 percent of the facility's lif
The Bemidji City Council has again chosen to continue a public hearing on outdoor wood-burning stoves and furnaces. Councilors agreed with City Attorney Al Felix, who suggested Monday night that the hearing again be continued to allow for more public input. The public hearing is now scheduled for Dec.
A proposed lease agreement for the events center is on the agenda for both the Bemidji City Council and Bemidji Economic Development Authority meetings Monday night. The council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall; the BEDA will convene after the regular council meeting. The lease does not have any money involved. State bonding dollars require that the land for the events center be controlled by the city of Bemidji.
The Bemidji City Council is set to continue the public hearing on the proposed wood-burning stove ordinance. The hearing will be held during the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Scientifically speaking, Erik Ludwinski should not be alive today. Three times he has fought the same cancer. He twice has beaten it and is winning a third battle today. "Even the doctors say it's a miracle," said Erik, 23, a Bemidji State University junior majoring in computer information systems. Erik has Stage IV neuroblastoma, a cancer of the bone marrow.
Checks written to customers from the Treasure Hunters Roadshow in payment for their gold and silver have been returned due to failure to pay. A spokeswoman for the company said that the company has covered all of the checks, plus the bounced check fees, for customers who have reported the problem, "That is something we have dealt with in Bemidji," she said. Bemidji Police Chief Gerald Johnson said the Police Department had received complaints, but that the company has covered the bounced checks. The Police Department is not investigating, he said.
Scientifically speaking, Erik Ludwinski should not be alive today. Three times he has fought the same cancer. He twice has beaten it and is winning a third battle today. "Even the doctors say it's a miracle," said Erik, 23, a Bemidji State University junior majoring in computer information systems. Erik has Stage IV neuroblastoma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Diagnosed at age 6, he was cancer-free for 13 years before it returned in 2005 and then again in late 2006. For the full story, see Saturday's Pioneer.
A pedestrian was killed early this morning west of Cass Lake on U.S. Highway 2. Mark Varin, 48, of Duluth, Minn., died about at 1:30 a.m. this morning when he ran in front of a westbound 1997 Ford Ranger driven by 29-year-old Eric Cash of Bemidji, according to the State Patrol out of Brainerd, Minn. Cash, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured. Also responding to the crash was the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.
A 45-year-old Columbia Heights, Minn., man died Monday after hunting about 8 miles north of Akeley, according to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office. Aaron Yund was found lying on the ground by his deer stand, according to a Hubbard County press release. Yund's brother Timothy Yund of Andover, Minn., called 911 at 5:28 p.m. Monday after finding Aaron Yund on the ground near his deer stand. A provisional autopsy report from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St.
Virgil Theodore Eck, 49, of Bemidji, was sentenced Oct. 6 in Clearwater County District Court for felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct (victim aged 13-15 and the actor is more than 48 months older). Two other counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (victim aged 13-15 and the actor is more than 24 months older), which are serious felonies, were dismissed. Eck was sentenced to 10 years in prison and given a stay for 10 years. He must serve 60 days in the Clearwater County Jail on work release.