...art creates kind of a higher level thinker. It's tied to that scientific brain. It's been shown to relieve stress and help people with mental health and...there are so many ways to tie it into policy and to ingrain it into what we're doing as a city. I'm really excited about what we can do going forward. - Emelie Rivera, Bemidji City Council
A recent study by Creative MN indicates that in 2019 arts and culture related activities brought more than $8M to the city of Bemidji. Bemidji City Councilwoman Emelie Rivera joined the morning show discuss the ecnomic impact the arts have on her community as well as the social and cultural impact the arts have as well.