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 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 family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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