John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.
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BEMIDJI – City officials are hoping for assurances from a developer that construction on a long-awaited hotel project on the south shore will begin soon. Tripp Snyder, a Twin Cities-based developer, bought 2.17 acres for $756,202 to build a Country Inn and Suites and attached restaurant next to the Sanford Center in May. Since then, the project has seen delays as financing details fall into place.
BEMIDJI – Despite the lack of sales tax money to spend on park improvements this year, the city still has some plans in the works.
BEMIDJI – The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board put the stamp of approval on changes to the main entrance and parking lot to the Bemidji Walmart Wednesday night.
BEMIDJI – The phrases “passing the torch” and “handing off the baton” were thrown around a lot Monday afternoon.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council shifted seats and nameplates Monday night as two new councilors and a new mayor were sworn in.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council will welcome some new and old faces during its Monday night meeting.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Police Department is doing a lot with a little.
BEMIDJI – The union representing Minnesota nurses is renewing its push for a minimum staffing law in hospitals.
BEMIDJI – This upcoming legislative session could be an important one for Minnesota cities.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State women’s hockey team held practice at the Sanford Center Tuesday, and by Thursday morning, the Western Michigan Broncos will be practicing for their weekend bout with the Beavers. In between, there will be a basketball game.