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LWV holds candidate forum

The Bemidji area chapter of the League of Women Voters held an informal candidate forum Saturday, Aug. 1, at Cameron Park. Candidates were given two minutes to introduce themselves, and seven minutes to answer three questions. Beltrami County Board of Commissioner candidates present were Danny Anderson (District 4), Mike Bredon (District 5), Jim Lucachick (incumbent,…

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Many criticize commissioners’ decision to not accept refugees

About forty residents of the county addressed the Beltrami Board of Commissioners last night during the citizens with business portion of the meeting. While several who commented were supportive of the commissioner’s decision two weeks ago to not accept refugees, many were critical of the commissioners’ decision. Beyond the accusations of xenophobia and racism of…

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Beltrami County Board to meet with legislators Tuesday

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday with legislators to discuss their 2020 legislative priorities. Among the items, the county is seeking to be held harmless against errors in the Department of Human Services billing procedures, especially for substance use disorder treatment billing. Another item includes changing the language in childcare regulations, which…

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Beltrami County votes to not accept refugees

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to not allow refugees to resettle in the county. There was no public hearing or comments from the public accepted prior to the vote, but a large crowd attended the meeting. Commissioner Tim Sumner as well as Commissioner Reed Olson voted against the motion, which…

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