Tagged PFAs


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…


Gov. Walz tours Water Treatment Plant

Photo: Gov. Tim Walz and Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht. Photo by Scott Williams. Gov. Tim Walz made a visit to Bemidji Thursday morning at the site of the currently-under-construction water treatment plant near the Bemidji Regional Airport. Gov. Walz emphasized that as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, investments like $10.1 million one in…


Gov. Walz plans Bemidji visit

Gov. Tim Walz will visit Bemidji today. According to a release, the visit is only open to the press, but will highlight the new funding for Bemidji’s water treatment plant. The Local Jobs and Project Bill signed by the Governor last week included over $10 million for the construction of the plant, which is designed…


Bonding bill to be signed into law today

Gov. Tim Walz announced he will sign the “Local Jobs and Projects Plan” into law this afternoon. The plan includes what is commonly referred to as the bonding bill, and grants the City of Bemidji over $10.1 million for a water treatment plant already under construction. The bonding package also includes dollars for the Northwest…


Minnesota House passes bonding bill

After six months of debate and deliberation, the Minnesota House last night passed a nearly $1.9 billion borrowing package, which includes over $10.1 million in funds for Bemidji’s water treatment plant. The bill is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor today. Rep. John Persell (DFL-Bemidji) voted in favor of the package Wednesday night,…

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