New mayor, council member sworn in today

The Bemidji City Council will begin the first meeting of 2021 with a swearing in ceremony for incoming Mayor Jorge Prince and Ward 1 council member Audrey Thayer, as well as incumbent members Ron Johnson and Nancy Erickson.

Only one item of new business is on the agenda: an unattended vehicle signage initiative discussion.

It is unlawful to leave a running vehicle unattended with keys in the ignition within city limits.


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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