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As part of MPR News series “Stress-Testing the Recovery,” MPR’s Tom Roberston profiles Bemidji, a city with the state’s third highest peak in unemployment.

Getting a read on Bemidji's economy depends on where you look these days. You can find both ongoing struggle and, believe it or not, boom times. It's a tale of two economies.

Stress-Testing the Recovery” presents stories from areas of Minnesota where economic recovery means overcoming unemployment rates that have reached double digits.

Report is two in a four-part series.

Click links below for other parts of series:

part 1: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/2009/11/02/stresstesting-the-recovery-hibbing-the-recovery-that-wasnt

part 3: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/2009/11/04/stresstesting-the-recovery-albert-lea-the-manufacturing-meltdown

part 4: https://archive.mpr.org/stories/2009/11/05/stresstesting-the-recovery-brainerd-when-is-a-recovery-a-recovery

Awarded:

2009 NBNA Eric Sevareid Award, first place in Series - Large Market Radio category

2010 MNSPJ Page One Award, third place in Radio - Mini-documentary/in-depth series category

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