The Beltrami County Republicans and Bemidji State University College Republicans will hold Freedom Fest: Bemidji Tea Party III from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with a Freedom Rally to begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday in the BSU John Glas Fieldhouse parking lot.

The event is an encore to the July 4 Bemidji Tea Party "Freedom Over Socialism."

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Free hotdogs and chips will be available from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Free will donations will be accepted.

The welcome table will open at 4:30 p.m. for sign-in. Participants are encouraged to bring their own flags and signs, but signs will be available on a first-come-first-served at the welcome table. The Liberty Line will also get underway at 4:30 p.m. on the east sidewalk of Bemidji Avenue from 19th Street south toward 17th Street.

Parking will be available in the John Glas Fieldhouse parking lot.

"With the threat of Obama Care before us, the stakes could not be higher for freedom in America," said Beltrami County Republicans Chairman Kenneth Cobb. "But we will not be silent and we will not back down! We love freedom and we are willing to raise our voice for liberty. Join us in standing up with the surge of millions across our land in support of our country and Constitution and against surging federal power, runaway spending, staggering national debt, the dismantling of our free enterprise system and the rising socialist state."