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Was Bemidji Pamida on a native burial site? Store closing reopens debate

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The closing of a Pamida store in Bemidji has revived the debate on American Indian remains buried on the property.

Skeletal remains of 22 people were uncovered during construction of an addition to the store in 1988. It was determined the remains were Dakota Sioux. Elders decided the remains should be reburied where they were discovered.

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