Lakeland Public TV gets $3 million in state bonds for new building

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After 32 years, Lakeland Public TV in Bemidji, Minn., will be moving to a new facility, reports the Bemidji Pioneer. “The reality is we’re really, really squeezed here,” Bill Sanford, c.e.o., said during the announcement at the station, on the campus of Bemidji State University. The newspaper noted: “Workspaces are set up wherever space is available; some are next to the drum room, so when practice is in session, it can be difficult to simply make a phone call.”

The pubcaster secured $3 million in state bonds, and now has a total of $3.6 million toward the $4.2 million building project. Construction is set to begin in spring 2013.