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BEMIDJI, Minn. — Inside an office room at Northwestern Surveying & Engineering, a wall is covered with taped up black and white maps. The maps show the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline projected route from North Dakota down through Park Rapids, Minn., and beyond, a surveying project the company has worked on for the past year. Tackling such a large project shows just how far Northwestern Surveying & Engineering has come since opening in 1997.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Much of “Fargo” may take place in Bemidji, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone in Bemidji embraces “Fargo.” There were definitely mixed feelings by Bemidjians about the 10-episode series that debuted Tuesday night. While some liked the national spotlight, others thought the subject matter was a bit much. Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht said the show as a bit on the dark side.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Crime. Corruption. Murder. Ah jeez, it’s happening in Bemidji. A fictional Bemidji that is. About half of “Fargo,” the 10-episode FX television adaptation of the 1996 Academy Award-winning film from the Coen brothers, takes place in a fictionalized Bemidji, according to the show’s writer and producer, Noah Hawley. There were some key aspects as to why Bemidji was selected for this “Fargo” universe. “I think the biggest thing was that Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are actually in Bemidji. The size of the town and its location (were ideal),” Hawley said in an interview.