Daily Archives: February 7, 2020

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City council to review economic issues

The Bemidji City Council will meet for a work session Monday, and will review issues surrounding the Bemidji Economic Development Authority. The council will discuss the revolving loan fund, an interest free loan program that the city awards to groups which generally add a public good within the city’s interests. The council will also discuss…

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United Way surpasses fundraising goal

Denae Alamano, executive director of the United Way of Bemidji Area, announced during a celebratory luncheon Thursday afternoon that the fall fundraising campaign exceeded its goal. Danae Alamano announces fundraising total as $525,190 The goal was set at $500,000 last year, and through donations and employee contributions, as well as events such as the Chili…

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Bemidji HRA to receive federal funds

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced yesterday that the Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority will receive nearly $30,000 in funding for HUD’s new Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. According to a release, this funding will assist young adults transitioning out of foster care and who are at risk of homelessness. Bemidji’s HRA…

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No injuries in commercial fire

No one was injured in a commercial fire in northern Bemidji this morning. According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, 34 firefighters from all four Bemidji Fire Stations responded to the scene early this morning, and found a large volume of smoke exiting the building and a semi-tractor engulfed in flames. The…

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Bemidji Blotter Thursday, Feb. 6

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thursday, Feb. 6. BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT Suspicious, 4:39 p.m. Caller reported people chasing each other around a local bar on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Subjects were located, no criminal activity was observed, and…

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