Highway 71 reconstruction open house

MnDOT will host a virtual open house on the reconstruction project on Highway 71 in Bemidji.

According to a release, the project plans include eight intersection improvements between Highway 197 and Winter Sumac Road on Highway 71, including Anne Street, with construction taking place in 2022.

The open house will be live Dec. 1 through Dec. 14 on the project 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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