Bemidji Mayor Gives Last State Of The City Address


THE BOY WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.>>>THE STATE OF THE CITY OF BEMIDJI IS AT A CROSSROADS. THAT’S WHAT BEMIDJI MAYOR RITA ALBRECHT SAID DURING HER LAST STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS LAST NIGHT. SHE SAYS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR THE CITY IS WITH UPCOMING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. THESE INCLUDE THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR THE CITY’S DRINKING WATER SUPPLY, THE WASTE WATER FACILITY EXPANSION, AND THE ABILITY TO FUND THE CAPITAL NEEDS AT THE SANFORD CENTER.>>SO LOOKING FORWARD, THE COUNCIL HAS DECIDED THAT ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE CAN SPREAD THE COST OF THIS BEYOND OUR COMMUNITY IS TO HAVE A HALF CENT SALES TAX THAT WILL HELP FUND THOSE VERY LARGE COSTLY INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT OUR COMMUNITY CAN’T FUND THAT ON OUR OWN, SO WE’RE GOING TO ASK THE STATE FOR HELP.>>ALBRECHT WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR MAYOR IN THE NEXT ELECTION. SHE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHE’S SEEKING THE DFL ENDORSEMENT TO RUN FOR MINNESOTA SENATE




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