Indigenous Peoples’/Treaty Day Replaces Columbus Day

Columbus Day will also be known as Indigenous Peoples’/Treaty Day in Bemidji this year and for years to come. The Bemidji City Council will recognize Indigenous Peoples’/Treaty Day on October 10th. During a City Council meeting Monday night, community members asked...

Bemidji City Council to Consider Approving South Shore Plans at Tonight’s Meeting

BEMIDJI — The Bemidji City Council will be considering the approval of the South Shores Park plans at its meeting tonight at 6 p.m. The new park has been in the works for several years and some work has already been done, including the removal of timber debris and old wood...

Brainerd City Council Restarts City Administrator Search

Yesterday Brainerd City Council members sent Patrick Christopherson an email reminding him they will be having a special meeting to offer him the job of city administrator and to go over his future salary. The response they got was Christopherson withdrawing from the position....

Mathews Takes Manager Role

Bemidji is now the third city government in which Nate Mathews has held a leadership position. He’s been responsible for important projects in both previous Minnesota cities and has some plans for the future. Find out more about the story here.

Brainerd Food Truck Ordinance Vetoed

For only the second time in almost two decades, Brainerd Mayor James Wallin used his veto. Last Thursday Mayor Wallin vetoed two ordinances that would allow food trucks in to the city parks. It also wouldn’t allow them to serve food within 300 feet of any restaurant or bar that...

Brainerd Searches For Two New City Officials

Fire Chief Kevin Stunek serves about 4 decades with Brainerd Fire Department and Patrick Wussow served as City Administrator for little over a year. To hire a new fire chief Brainerd is getting the help of the Police and Fire Civil Service Commission. They will receive...

City Manager Interviews

Bemidji’s city council interviewed five candidates on Tuesday, March 3 with the goal of narrowing it down by the end of the day. Find out more about the process here.

Darrel Olson is Back as Mayor of Baxter

Baxter’s Mayor Darrel Olson got a rare 30 days away from the mayor’s desk this month. It happened after the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) of Minnesota informed Mayor Olson last year that while filing for his retirement benefits a year and a half earlier a rare...

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