City Council to discuss annexation, legislative priorities

The Bemidji City Council will meet tonight to discuss annexation and this year’s legislative strategy. According to a memo from City Manager Nate Mathews, a discussion to commence phase 3 of the annexation resolution will be held at the next council meeting.

Mathews says beginning the annexation process as soon as possible will result in a cleaner Census.

The legislative discussion will focus on submitting legislation and lobbying for both the bonding bill, to address the city water issue, and a food and beverage tax.

The discussion will likely focus on language, such as how the tax would be used to offset the Sanford Center.

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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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