BEMIDJI -- Demolition of the Norfarm Seeds Inc. building, located at 104 Minnesota Ave. SW, near the Beltrami County History Center, began earlier this week in downtown Bemidji.

A crew worked to demolish both sides of the building before bringing down the grain tower at the center on Tuesday, May 25. The tower crashed down just feet away from the bike trail on the building's north side.

Workers hose at dust and dirt during the demolition of the Norfarm Seeds Inc. building, located at 104 Minnesota Ave. SW. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Workers hose at dust and dirt during the demolition of the Norfarm Seeds Inc. building, located at 104 Minnesota Ave. SW. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Onlookers capture the demolition of the Norfarm Seeds Inc. building on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Onlookers capture the demolition of the Norfarm Seeds Inc. building on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

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The tower of Norfarm Seeds Inc., located at 104 Minnesota Ave. SW, tips during the building demolition on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
The tower of Norfarm Seeds Inc., located at 104 Minnesota Ave. SW, tips during the building demolition on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

The grain tower of Norfarm Seeds Inc. tipped near a bike trail during demolition of the building on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
The grain tower of Norfarm Seeds Inc. tipped near a bike trail during demolition of the building on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

The tower of Norfarm Seeds Inc. tips during the building demolition on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
The tower of Norfarm Seeds Inc. tips during the building demolition on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)