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Carnegie supporters participate in a rally Sunday afternoon in front of the historic building. Pioneer Photo/Laurie Swenson

Carnegie spared: Supporters allowed time to raise funds to preserve Bemidji's historic library

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Rarely, the Bemidji City Council will receive a smattering of applause after making a decision. On Monday, following a surprisingly unanimous vote toward preserving the city's 102-year-old Carnegie library, the overflow audience responded with prolonged, enthusiastic applause.


"On behalf of all the citizens of Bemidji, young and old, thank you very, very much. Thank you," said Mike Bredon, who addressed the council on a related matter moments after the vote.

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