Bemidji council allows 2 a.m. bar closing option
Last call just got a little later. The Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to allow city bars the option of serving alcohol one hour later, from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The council voted to amend its existing alcohol ordinance to allow for the later bar closing time. Voting in favor were Councilors Jerry Downs, Ron Johnson, Greg Negard and Kevin Waldhausen. Opposed were Mayor Richard Lehmann and Councilors Roger Hellquist and Barb Meuers.
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