BEMIDJI -- Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter invite the public to an informative open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, 201 Third St. NW. The women’s shelter is in the process of building a new facility that will serve the needs of victims and survivors of intimate partner violence.

This open house will show some early development sketches, of which they are requesting public input, a release said.