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The proposals called for expanding affordable health care by establishing a MinnesotaCare public option and more than a billion dollars in affordable housing proposals over the next four years.
Amid debates on safety and occupancy of rental units, the Bemidji City Council voted to drop its proposed rental ordinance, to begin the process again with a public listening session.
AmeriCorps is seeking to fill the positions of four housing navigators in the Bemidji area to help residents access safe and secure housing.
The rental near U.S. Highway 61 shares fictional moments in Winona’s history: a giant squid in East Lake Winona, Bigfoot’s enjoyment of Bloedow Bakery, robots defeating aliens at a Sugarloaf Intergalactic Gas Station and a secret NASA base at Video Vision.

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Following a public hearing on Monday for a proposed new rental ordinance, the Bemidji City Council elected to table the topic to allow for further discussion.
The city of Cass Lake has received $345,000 to help rehabilitate owner-occupied homes, as a part of the state’s Small Cities Development Program. Applications will be available within the coming weeks.
The Bemidji City Council held the first reading of a potential new rental ordinance during its meeting on Monday, Nov. 7.
Plans call for one 22-unit building and one 30-unit building. All 52 units will be either studio or one-bedroom apartments.
The White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has officially purchased Ridgeway Courts I and II in Bemidji, marking a hopeful step in the neighborhood’s future.
Built in 1924, the 93-cell jail was designed to hold up to 100 inmates. Now the historic building in Duluth is expected to welcome its first voluntary tenants come January.

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USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area.
Members of the Headwaters Landlord Association heard a presentation Thursday on a program that hopes to encourage landlords to rent to high-risk tenants that need a second chance by mitigating the risk for the property owners.
Headwaters Landlords’ Association will introduce the Stable Supported Rental Housing Plan at its meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the community room at Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive.

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