First filer for Bemidji Councillor-At-Large

The race for the next Bemidji City Councillor-at-large is underway, and one person entered their name during the first filing day.

Daniel C. Jourdain, who has an address in Bemidji’s Ward 4, filed yesterday.

The winner of the special election will serve out the rest of Jim “Doc” Thompson’s term, which expires at the end of 2022. Thompson resigned earlier this year.

Affidavits of candidacy will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

More information on filing is available on the city of Bemidji’s website.


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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