Council to discuss event permitting, tribal flags in work session

The Bemidji City Council will discuss two topics during their work session this evening.

The first topic is the permitting of special events, which are any public events that use city parks and sidewalks, use amplified sound and are issued temporary alcohol licenses.

City staff is recommending no special event permits until after July 1 after discussions with health professionals.

The council may discuss stipulations to event permitting, such as requiring, attendee entry points, attendance capacity limits, limiting alcohol permits, and others.

COVID-19 gathering guidelines will likely continue to change from here through July.

The council will also discuss possibly introducing tribal flags for Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake within council chambers.


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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