Bemidji Pioneer: Greater Minnesota Cities coming to town: Bemidji to host coalition conference

EXCERPT: “City leaders from communities big and small outside Minnesota’s metro region will descend on Bemidji next week for an annual conference. On July 24-26, nearly 100 officials from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities will meet in Bemidji’s Sanford Center for panel discussions, meetings and networking. Coalition President and Bemidji City Council member Ron Johnson will also close out his one-year term during the conference. ‘I’ve been involved with the organization since 2001,’ Johnson said. ‘Being president was kind of the culmination after all of these years. I was already a secretary for eight years and other members suggested (that I) become president. It’s a real honor, you get to meet a lot of people and learn about cities in Greater Minnesota that you usually just drive by.’” FULL STORY: