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Bemidji Downtown Alliance
February 10, 2019
LOCAL VIEWPOINT: Bemidji Alliance will work together to serve you better
Think for a moment about the Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival. If you have ever watched the races, you've noticed that successful teams aren't always the most physically strong, or the most athletic, or even the most experienced.
February 10, 2019 - 7:40am
October 22, 2018
Building alliances in Bemidji: City, business, tourism groups discuss ways to plan for future
BEMIDJI—Bemidji staff and elected officials are considering how best to plan for the city's future. On Monday, they began the discussion...
October 22, 2018 - 8:32pm
August 30, 2017
Gateway to downtown: Community celebrates completion of arch project
BEMIDJI -- Community members and city officials gathered in front of the new Bemidji gateway arch Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the...
August 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
June 8, 2017
VIDEO: Gateway arch is up downtown
The downtown Bemidji gateway arch was installed on Thursday afternoon over Third Street NW, across from the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox...
June 8, 2017 - 5:15pm
March 6, 2017
CITY: Council takes action on three 2017 projects
BEMIDJI—A trio of construction projects, two related to roads and another to enhance downtown decor, were discussed by the Bemidji City...
March 6, 2017 - 8:35pm
February 9, 2017
Water Carnival location raises concerns, BDA surveying businesses for feedback
BEMIDJI -- With concerns rising to the surface about relocating this year’s Water Carnival, the Bemidji Downtown Alliance wants input from...
February 9, 2017 - 8:57pm
July 29, 2016
SHOPPING: Crazy Days pushing ahead without BDA
BEMIDJI -- The tradition of Crazy Days will continue next weekend in downtown Bemidji, but the annual event does come with a changing of the guard. Last August, the Bemidji Downtown Alliance made the decision to no longer endorse and sponsor the event because of a decline in participation...
July 29, 2016 - 6:24pm
July 11, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
Based on the first week's turnout, we think there's a bright future ahead for Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront This past Wednesday, Patty and The Buttons took the stage on the lakefront, just north of Paul and Babe and the visitor's center. Lawn chairs and blankets dotted...
July 11, 2016 - 9:45pm
April 7, 2016
Bemidji Downtown Alliance focused on two projects: Gateway arch, music series are top priorities in 2016 for BDA
BEMIDJI -- As momentum builds for the area it represents, the Bemidji Downtown Alliance is looking forward to a busy year. Following its annual meeting Tuesday, the new president of the BDA, Colleen Bakken, said the downtown district of Bemidji feels more and more lively as time has...
April 7, 2016 - 7:15pm
July 16, 2014
Diggin' the downtown: Central business area continues to attract niche businesses
BEMIDJI -- When it came time to find a storefront for their growing business, sisters Jenny Hendricks and Sandy Rasmus knew where they wanted...
July 16, 2014 - 10:19pm
July 14, 2014
BEMIDJI CITY GOVERNMENT: Council hears fix to controversial parking regs
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council addressed the public uproar over downtown parking regulations Monday by discussing a possible exemption...
July 14, 2014 - 10:57pm
October 16, 2013
Bemidji DDA becomes Bemidji Downtown Alliance
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Downtown Development Authority is now the Bemidji Downtown Alliance. BDA President Ken Cobb announced in a release Wednesday the economic and civic development group was changing its name effective immediately. The BDA’s board of directors felt the new...
October 16, 2013 - 11:56pm