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Border Patrol comes to Bemidji

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By vehicle, Bemidji is more than 100 miles from the Canadian border.

So what is the U.S. Border Patrol doing in Bemidji?

French Reid, supervisory Border Patrol agent in Bemidji, has been fielding this question a lot lately.


Reid, who arrived in October, was the first Border Patrol agent in Bemidji. He has since been joined by two other agents. They are part of the pilot Resident Agent Program, which includes 12 communities in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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