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Actor Bob Odenkirk plays a Bemidji sheriff's deputy in the new television series “Fargo.” Image from FX Television

Fictional Bemidji a focal point for ‘Fargo’: Writer and producer Noah Hawley talks about new FX series


BEMIDJI — Crime. Corruption. Murder. Ah jeez, it’s happening in Bemidji.

A fictional Bemidji that is.

About half of “Fargo,” the 10-episode FX television adaptation of the 1996 Academy Award-winning film from the Coen brothers, takes place in a fictionalized Bemidji, according to the show’s writer and producer, Noah Hawley.

There were some key aspects as to why Bemidji was selected for this “Fargo” universe.

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Joe Froemming
Joe Froemming is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. You can follow him on Twitter @JosephBemidji
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