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Beltrami Co. becomes first in state to reject refugee resettlement


January 8, 2020

The Beltrami County Board room was packed with locals Tuesday evening. Most came out to ask the commissioners to vote against the possibility of refugees resettling in the area. John Enger | MPR News

The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to prohibit refugees from resettling in the area - making it the first county in the state, and possibly among the first the nation, to expressly prohibit resettlement.

Only 2 of the county's 5 commissioners voted to allow refugees.


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