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 – Minnesota is making progress toward its broadband access goals, but a new study suggests Internet speed could be an issue in rural areas of the state in the future.
BEMIDJI – The City Council will continue discussion on outdoor music coming from the Blue Ox Bar and Grill that has drawn complaints from area residents. The council voted during a work session Tuesday night to refer the issue to the Public Affairs Committee for a meeting possibly in February. That decision came after lengthy discussion on how to regulate music on the bar’s patio during the summer months.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council will meet in a work session tonight to discuss outdoor music and its guidelines for contributions to nonprofits.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council will look very different in January.
BEMIDJI – With all five precincts reporting, voters overwhelmingly supported a ballot measure to implement a recall process for elected city officials.
BEMIDJI – Bemidji will have a new mayor.
BEMIDJI – Local law enforcement and public safety officials are advising local residents to stay safe this winter.
By JOHN HAGEMAN email@example.com BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve plans from Otter Tail Power Co. to move power lines from the north side of Midway Drive to the south side of the street. The decision came after some councilors expressed interest in exploring the possibility of moving the lines underground. Otter Tail officials, however, said that would be infeasible due to the high cost.
BEMIDJI – Ward 1 features a mix of homeowners and renters next to the Bemidji State University campus. Both candidates running for that seat in Tuesday’s election represent two differing perspectives of that diverse community. Michael Meehlhause, who recently graduated from BSU and rents a house in the area, will face Derrick Houle, a homeowner, in Tuesday’s election.
BEMIDJI – A week before the election, local legislative candidates faced off in a forum at Bemidji City Hall Tuesday evening. The forum was hosted by Citizens for an Informed Electorate and featured candidates from Senate Districts 2 and 5, as well as House races from Districts 2A and 5A.