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Meehlhause to represent Ward 1 for second term

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji City Council member Michael Meehlhause will represent Ward 1 again for the next four years, as he earned 924 votes Tuesday in an unopposed race.

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Michael Meehlhause

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji City Council member Michael Meehlhause will represent Ward 1 again for the next four years, as he earned 924 votes Tuesday in an unopposed race.

Looking ahead, the BSU graduate, elected in 2012, has said one of his top priorities will be continuing development of multiple areas in the city, such as Lake Bemidji's south shore and the rail corridor near downtown.

Meehlhause also said he will work to open the Mississippi River to the public with green space while also approaching "Bemidji's growth in a responsible manner that maintains our intimate appeal."

The other priority for the council member is expanding the city's social media presence while finding more ways to use it in promoting civic engagement. Meehlhause also said he wants to work with numerous community leaders in creating a united marketing effort to promote Bemidji.

Meehlhause works as an elementary technology teacher with Bemidji Area Schools.

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