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Rebecca Spears, speaking during a public conversation about poverty in Bemidji, said that even though she has good skills and a good degree, she hasn't been able to overcome a felony conviction and find a job in her field of industrial model making. Spears' life coach, Ellen Boyd, with Northway Group, is seated on the right. Pioneer Photo/Laurie Swenson

Bemidji Faces the Future: Focus on poverty

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Many different voices took part in a public conversation about poverty in Bemidji.

"Bemidji Faces the Future" drew about 90 people to the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University Tuesday night. The event was sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio News, Lakeland Public Television and the Bemidji Pioneer, which collaborated to focus on poverty in Bemidji.

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