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New COVID Business Relief Grant from Northern Township

Northern Township announces a new grant program for small businesses called the Northern Township COVID Business Relief Fund.  The funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding allocated to Northern Township through directive of Governor Walz, who released $841 million of Federal CARES Act dollars to townships, cities,…

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Bemidji State pilots SUCCESS grant program

Bemidji State University was recently selected as one of four institutions within the Minnesota State system to pilot a grant program. According to a release, the $580,000 grant will be used to design comprehensive student support programs and improve completion rates, specifically in underrepresented student populations. Scaling Up College COmpletion Efforts for Students Success (SUCCESS)…

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Bemidji Fire receives sizable grant

The Bemidji Fire Department was recently awarded a sizable grant from the federal government. According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, the $321,527 Assistance to Firefighter Grant was awarded from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The grant dollars will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus devices, which will provide…

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Beltrami County Board approves two items during meeting

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners approved two items during their regular meeting yesterday. The board approved a memorandum of agreement for the Thief River Watershed, of which they only have a small role because the Thief River Watershed only includes a small portion of the county. Beltrami County holds no financial responsibility to the…

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Village of Hope fundraiser a success

The Village of Hope, after losing a grant, was facing the closure of the only family-based homeless shelter in Bemidji, but with help from the United Way of the Bemidji Area, was able to raise enough money to stay in operation. “I decided to reach out to the United Way to share what had happened…

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Greater Bemidji Joint Planning Board receives award

The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board recently won an award from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Northern Township was given a Local Government Innovation Award in the township category as a leading innovator, for their joint planning efforts with the City of Bemidji. The JPB will also receive a $5,000 grant from the…

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Child care grant awarded to local organization

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation in Bemidji was recently awarded an $85,000 grant for child care access. According to a release from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, she and Economic Development commissioner Steve Grove announced the recipients late last week, of over $750,000 in grants to increase access to child care across the state. The Northwest Minnesota…

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