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The Highway 71 corridor south of Bemidji is being widened and repaved due to increasing traffic volume. This week Helga Township took preliminary steps to try to regulate development along the corridor that would prescribe appropriate development uses on the strip. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Helga Township considers zoning for Highway 71 stretch

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The Helga Township Planning Commission took a fledgling step Wednesday to regulate development along the steadily growing U.S. Highway 71 corridor leading to and from Bemidji.


It voted 3-1 to send a zoning plan to the township board that would create two separate commercial districts along the highway. Helga's town supervisors will take up the matter Tuesday night.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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