In Bemidji, a warm mid-November afternoon felt more like September. The sun, a fitting guest of honor, graced the celebration of new solar panels.
In August, the city had 56 solar panels built on the roof of Bemidji’s Tourist Information Center. On Nov. 13, about 20 people – including city leaders, project partners and community members – gathered to hear speeches and admire the hard work to get these panels.
In his opening remarks, Mayor Jorge Prince said that the solar array was the first to be built on a city-owned building.