Around 75 gathered Sunday to stand with the family of Daunte Wright

Around 75 rallied downtown in rain and near-freezing temps Sunday to stand with the family of Daunte Wright.

Twenty-year-old Wright was shot and killed last week during a Brooklyn Center traffic stop.

Bemidji’s Project for Change co-president Alyson Allen says they have been calling for police accountability for far too long.

The Bemidji City Council has formed a work group for a police advisory committee, a topic that locally was re-ignited last summer after the Minneapolis death of George Floyd while in police custody.

Project for Change, according to their website, is a “non-partisan change group, formed on building awareness, and enriching the quality of life for historically marginalized…. communities through policy, accountability, and action.”

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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