Former Bemidji State University president dies at 86

From The Bemidji Pioneer via MPR’s Minnesota Today:

The man who was once dubbed “Bemidji’s best friend” has died.

Lowell “Ted” Reno Gillett, former Bemidji State University president and founder of the Joint Economic Development Commission, died Sunday morning at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. He was 86 years old.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the United Methodist Church in Bemidji with Rev. Gay Albers officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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