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Settlement reached with 3M, City of Bemidji

The Bemidji City Council approved an agreement with 3M after a closed meeting last night. According to a release from City Manager Nate Mathews, 3M has been working with the council over several months and will contribute $12.5 million to support the construction and operation of the water treatment system, built to remove 3M-manufactured PFAs…

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Red Lake Nation donates stethoscopes for BSU Nursing students

Through a $5000 donation from northern Minnesota’s Red Lake Nation, Bemidji State University’s Alumni and Foundation has purchased 54 stethoscopes for students enrolled in the university’s four-year track nursing program. The donation from Red Lake’s Tribal Health Services enabled the department of nursing to purchase 3M Littmann Classic III Stethoscopes for all sophomore nursing students….

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MPCA announces PFAs blueprint

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a blueprint to address PFAs. According to a release, priorities for this legislative session include designating PFAs, or per- and polyflouralkyl substances, as hazardous, and will require manufacturers to disclose contaminant information. The blueprint also includes plans on how to identify, evaluate and respond to PFAs contaminations in landfills…

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City council to discuss finances during work session

The Bemidji City Council will discuss finances during their work session this Monday. City Finance Director Ron Eischens presented in February what next year’s budget might look like before the COVID crisis was. As this year’s bonding bill continues to be up in the air, city utility customers may have to anticipate a rate increase…

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Bemidji City Council to meet for special meeting

The Bemidji City Council will meet for a special meeting this evening. According to city documents, items on the agenda include considering North Country Park Natural Playground project, as well as consider the awarding of a bid for a near term water treatment plant. The bids for the project, which is the first phase on…

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Bonding bill fails to pass

The Minnesota Legislature’s session ended last night without passing a bonding bill package. The bonding package that passed out of a House Committee had about $2 billion in infrastructure and other projects, including $12.3 million for the city of Bemidji’s soon-to-be drinking water plant, as well as dollars for sewer and water system improvements for…

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