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The Carnegie Library, which houses the Bemidji Community Art Center, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Earlier this month, the Bemidji City Council voted 6-1 to plan for the future of Library Park without the 102-year-old building, which would be demolished or relocated. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji's century-old Carnegie Library on the demolition block

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Supporters of Carnegie Library spoke during the parks plan open house Tuesday evening to oppose the city's current plan to remove or demolish the 102-year-old building.


Alan Brew, chair of the Bemidji Heritage Preservation Committee, said options should be examined for keeping the Carnegie Library building as part of Library Park.

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