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William “Bill” Belanger

In Memoriam: Bill Belanger

Former Bloomington Councilmember and State Senator William “Bill” Belanger had a long career of public service in Bloomington. He passed away in December. Belanger represented Bloomington as a State Senator for 26 years. He also served on the Bloomington City Council from 1966 – 1977. 

While he was on the Council, he was a part of many projects that shaped what Bloomington is today.  During those years, Normandale Community College was established; Dwan Golf Course opened; the Water Treatment Plant was completed and the Council approved women as firefighters. Before dedicating himself to serving in Bloomington, Belanger also served in the U.S. Army.