Local Government


Economic development ideas discussed during work session

The Bemidji City Council broadly discussed ideas for putting more resources into local economic development. Representatives from numerous development and economic groups were at the meeting, including Greater Bemidji’s Dave Hengel, once-retired but the current interim director of the Headwaters Regional Development Center Tim Flathers, and the new executive director for the Northwest Indian Community…


Bemidji City Council approves study for Hannah Ave. and Middle School Dr. ahead of MnDOT 197 project decision

The Bemidji City Council moved forward to study the impacts of either roundabouts or traffic signals on Hannah Avenue and Middle School Drive, as the Minnesota Department of Transportation comes closer to a final plan for Highway 197. MnDOT’s Darren Laesch says those two intersections are the main difference between the two alternatives. Laesch said…

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