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Legislators to tour Bemidji Area Schools next week

BEMIDJI—Bemidji-area legislators are scheduled to tour Bemidji Area Schools early next week.

State Sens. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, and Paul Utke, R-Park Rapids, and State Reps. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, will check out district classes and meet with student council representatives and other district leaders.

The lawmakers' tour is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Bemidji High School and end at 2 p.m. at Bemidji Middle School with a stop at the district's community services center in between.

Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen covers education (mostly K-12) and American Indian affairs for the Bemidji Pioneer.

He's from Minneapolis, earned a degree from the College of St. Benedict - St. John's University in 2009, and worked at the Perham Focus near Detroit Lakes and Sun Newspapers in suburban Minneapolis before heading to the Pioneer.

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