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Sanford Center undergoes staff restructuring: Events center lays off three, will bring in new executive director


BEMIDJI -- It's a time of internal restructuring at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, with three recent layoffs and a new executive director coming in the next two weeks.

John Siehl, chief operating officer of Ames, Iowa-based VenuWorks, which manages the Sanford Center, said the decision was made because the labor at the facility was too heavy for the amount of business coming in.

"We had an indoor football team before, which went away, and with the decrease in business, we felt it was necessary to adjust the staff to better meet the expectations of our budgetary concerns," Siehl said. "There certainly will be some additional duties to the staff that's in place."


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