Council to consider declaring a vacancy in Ward 2

The Bemidji City Council will consider declaring a vacancy and ordering a special election to fill former council member Mike Beard’s position.

Last week, Beard resigned, effective immediately, citing health concerns as his reason for stepping down. Beard represented Ward 2.

The council, during their meeting Monday evening, will also hold a public hearing on the 2020 Street Renewal Project, and a public hearing to consider an application for the Minnesota Small Cities Development Program.

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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