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Pastor defends mission of Bemidji's People's Church

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BEMIDJI - It may not be expanding, but People's Church also is not going away.

If anything, the recent decision by the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board to deny an expansion project for the church has re-energized the congregation.


"We have the right to buy property, we have the right to expand and we have the right to assemble," said the Rev. Bob Kelly, the pastor of People's Church. "These are not oddball positions. We have the right to express our religion."

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