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Legislators tour renovation project

Bemidji State University hosted a visit Wednesday by Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis) and representatives Roger Erickson (DFL-Baudette) and John Persell (DFL-Bemidji), who came to promote approval of the state bonding bill and other public policy goals. Bill Maki, BSU vice president for administration and finance, highlighted the importance of the $14 Memorial Hall renovation project, proposed for bond funding. He gave visitors a tour of the 74-year-old building, which is slated to become a new home for the business and accounting departments.

For a group of four women from Bemidji State University’s technology services office, the traditional “summer cut,” where hair grown long to offer some protection from the Bemidji winter is downsized to emphasize comfort during warmer weather, has provided a loving gift for children in need and a challenge to others on campus....

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