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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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Jason Lewis to rally in Bemidji

Former Representative and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Jason Lewis will be in Bemidji this Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for a rally and discussion of important issues affecting Minnesota. The rally will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites. Lewis represented Minnesota’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of…

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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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BSU President responds to Beltrami County vote

Bemidji State University’s president has responded to the Beltrami County Board vote held last Tuesday. In an email to all students, faculty and staff, Dr. Faith Hensrud said the university is firmly committed to the success of all BSU community members, including immigrant and international students, faculty and staff. That commitment is part of the…

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