White Earth Nation purchases properties for sober-living
Minnesota tribe buys four nearly condemned apartment buildings to turn into sober housing
November 4, 2022
The White Earth Nation finalized the purchase of four troubled apartment buildings in Bemidji on Monday with plans to rehab the properties and turn them into a sober-living environment.
The conditions at Ridgeway Court I & II have deteriorated rapidly over the past year after the previous owner, North Dakota-based NETA Property Management, effectively abandoned the properties. The situation was the subject of a Reformer story in August.
Residents complained for months about squatters taking over vacant units, where they smashed windows, stole appliances and copper pipes and used drugs.