Never mind, for now, a $1.4 million plan to clean up wood chips from an old logging operation and replace them with a new sandy beach on the south shore of Lake Bemidji. City Council members voted 5-2 Monday night against scheduling a May referendum asking residents to pay for the new beach.
According to the Bemidji Pioneer, the vote could delay the project for as much as two years as other funding options are sought.
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Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham last month said federal data showed Minnesota the worst place to live, setting off an Internet-melting reply from Minnesotans. After a visit, Ingraham says he might have been wrong.
Anthony Sather, who has been imprisoned since the beginning of the year, received the maximum sentence for animal cruelty. He shot video of himself smiling as he beat and eventually killed his girlfriend's dog.