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BEMIDJI, Minn.—Local and state officials discussed ways to improve water quality in Minnesota on Wednesday, Sept. 13, before turning the question to residents for more ideas. The event was the seventh of 10 water quality town hall events being held across the state. The series of meetings that started in July are part of an initiative launched by Gov. Mark Dayton dubbed "25 by 25," meaning a goal of improving the state's water quality 25 percent by 2025.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The connection between petroleum and the economy, pipeline industry standards and employment opportunities were the themes Thursday, June 22, at a Jobs for Minnesotans news conference. The event took place not long before a Minnesota Department of Commerce public meeting in Bemidji to collect comments on a draft environmental impact statement on an Enbridge Energy-proposed replacement Line 3 oil pipeline.
CASS LAKE, Minn.—Tribal members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe overwhelmingly voted Tuesday, May 16, in favor of building a new casino in Cass Lake. A total of 1,244 individuals voted yes to build a new $45 million to 50 million casino, or 78 percent, while 341 voted against. There were 12 regional polling sites, as well as mail-in voting. Some of the regional polling sites included: • Cass Lake voted 114-63 in favor. • Bemidji voted in favor, 11-5. • Bena voted 18-11 in favor.
CASS LAKE, Minn.—After more than three decades of operating the Palace Casino and Hotel northwest of Cass Lake, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is considering a change. Leech Lake tribal members will vote Tuesday, May 16, on a referendum to decide whether the reservation should construct a new $45 million to $50 million Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake. Mail-in ballots on the referendum already have been sent out to eligible voters and six informational meetings were held on the reservation, as well as in other communities such as Minneapolis and Duluth.
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BEMIDJI, Minn. – Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison.
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CASS LAKE, Minn.—A section of land in the city of Cass Lake with contaminated soil will likely receive another round of cleaning once the federal government finishes preparations. The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, have been involved with the site, a former wood treatment plant, since the early 1980s.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A comedy show at the Sanford Center's ballroom on Saturday was canceled Thursday, April 7, at the direction of Bemidji City Manager Nate Mathews.
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Beltrami County recently received $1 million in state funding as it works to develop a new mental health program.