Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) will be joined by leading health care experts from the Bemidji area on Tuesday September 26 at 8 a.m. to discuss health care in the region, the short term and long term needs the area faces, and needed reforms.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Capital Investment Committee, also known as the Bonding Committee, will be touring Bemidji on Oct. 1. The Bonding Tour is made up of senators who serve on the committee, state experts from Minnesota Management and Budget,… Read More »Senate Bonding Committee to Visit Bemidji
ST. PAUL, MINN – Dozens of plaid-clad Bemidji residents descended on St. Paul capitol grounds on Wednesday for the 10th annual Bemidji Day on the Hill. As one of the most brightly colored days on the hill, legislators, staff and… Read More »Bemidji Day on the Hill Celebrates Heritage & Education Investments
ST. PAUL, MINN – In Beltrami County, the closest veterans nursing home is nearly 100 miles away. With an aging population of around 31,000 veterans living in the state’s 16 northern most counties, veterans services are in high demand. It’s for these reasons Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids) made funding for a Bemidji veterans home his very first bill this legislative session. The legislation calls for $30 million in bonding funds to help pre-design, build and fully equip a new veterans nursing home in Bemidji.
“More than three-quarters of veterans in northern Minnesota are age 55 or older. This means services for them will be even more strained in the coming years. These men and women deserve to be taken care of in a facility that is close to home. A Bemidji veterans home is centrally located and will help a huge population of people who have served our country,” said Senator Saxhaug.Read More »Senator Saxhaug Introduces First Bill to Build Bemidji Veterans Nursing Home
I hope the Capital Investment Committee will see the value in putting money into some of the Northern Minnesota’s best learning and cultural institutions.