Downtown barricade use extended until Oct. 19

While many restaurants are bringing in their patio furniture due to the unpredictable fall climate of northern Minnesota, Bemidji City Manager Nate Mathews says that restaurants may continue to use the downtown barricades through this week and weekend.

“We initially were removing them Oct. 1, but are extending it until Oct. 19,” said Mathews in a message.

As the weather looks good, at least for now, Bemidjians can enjoy outdoor dining a bit longer.


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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