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 – Candidates for three city positions discussed a wide range of issues in a forum Wednesday night at city hall. The forum was hosted by Citizens for an Informed Electorate.
BEMIDJI – Although he won’t be on the ballot again for another two years, Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday this year’s election will be the most important of his life.
BEMIDJI – Candidates for the Ninth Judicial District post in Beltrami County questioned each other’s experience during a forum at City Hall Tuesday night. The forum, hosted by the Citizens for an Informed Electorate, featured Diana Sweeney, a public defender in the Ninth Judicial District since 1996, and incumbent Judge John G. Melbye, who was first elected in 2006.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council on Monday approved a loan request to help pay for a connection between the proposed hotel and the Sanford Center.
BEMDIJI – The Sanford Center’s new interim executive director, David Ross, was introduced during an advisory board meeting Monday morning. Ross has worked in the facility management industry for 27 years, with most of that time spent as director emeritus of the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Ross was there since the center was built in 1987. The Show Me Center seats up to 7,600, while the Sanford Center seats about 4,700 during hockey games and 6,000 during concerts.
BECIDA – Jasmine Carlson can’t stop moving.
BEMIDJI –The city council chambers were filled with residents Thursday night to hear from candidates in the city’s upcoming elections on issues facing the area.
BEMIDJI – An interim executive director for the city-owned Sanford Center will be introduced Monday during an advisory board meeting.
BEMIDJI – An interim executive director for the city-owned Sanford Center will be introduced Monday during an advisory board meeting. The announcement from city manager John Chattin comes after a candidate was interviewed for the permanent job Friday.
BEMIDJI – The city council decided Monday not to go forward with a utility extension project on Lake Avenue.