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Bemidji City Council to discuss tax-increment financing district, preliminary tax levy during Tuesday meeting

The City of Bemidji has three meetings this Tuesday. The Public Affairs Committee will meet first at 5:15 p.m., to review the tourist information center lease with Visit Bemidji. The regular council meeting begins at 6 p.m., and the Bemidji Economic Development Authority will meet immediately after the regular council meeting adjourns. During the BEDA…

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Bemidji HRA receives funds

The Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority was awarded $32,503 as part of CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to a release, the $5.6 million in funding to 60 public housing authorities throughout Minnesota are designed to help low-income Minnesotans secure and retain affordable housing amid the pandemic. “This…

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Bemidji City Council interested in seeing new housing development

The Bemidji City Council has some interest in creating a Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, district for a new housing development in the city. The housing project, “Mountain View Meadows” according to Puddle Duck Properties leader Mitch Rautio, will incorporate both single-family homes and multi-family units with income thresholds. The development wouldn’t be affordable or…

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Bemidji HRA secures another HUD voucher

Bemidji’s HRA recently received another grant from the Housing and Urban Development for the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. Almost $100,000 was distributed across the country recently, and the Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority was able to secure an additional $5,100 voucher. The program aims to help youth moving out of the foster care system…

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United Way surpasses fundraising goal

Denae Alamano, executive director of the United Way of Bemidji Area, announced during a celebratory luncheon Thursday afternoon that the fall fundraising campaign exceeded its goal. Danae Alamano announces fundraising total as $525,190 The goal was set at $500,000 last year, and through donations and employee contributions, as well as events such as the Chili…

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Bemidji HRA to receive federal funds

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced yesterday that the Bemidji Housing and Redevelopment Authority will receive nearly $30,000 in funding for HUD’s new Foster Youth to Independence Initiative. According to a release, this funding will assist young adults transitioning out of foster care and who are at risk of homelessness. Bemidji’s HRA…

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