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Governor visits Bemidji

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Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty visited Bemidji, Minn. on Wednesday, April 9, to hold a symbolic signing ceremony for the state of Minnesota’s 2008 bonding bill. Pawlenty’s approval of the bonding bill signed into law more than $12 million in state appropriations for Bemidji State University and a $20 million appropriation to the city of Bemidji to begin construction of a regional events center.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.