Living Here

Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival South shore of Lake Bemidji Northern pike, Lake Bemidji Sanford Center for events and conventions Bemidji-Minneapolis jet service Bemidji State University Chief Bemidji, or Shaynowishkung Concordia Language Villages Fourth of July on Lake Bemidji Foggy sunrise on Lake Bemidji Buena Vista Ski Area Northland Fat Bike Rally Concert in the Sanford Center Blue Ox Marathon Annual pow wow at Bemidji State University


Welcome to Bemidji, capital of Minnesota’s beautiful north woods. Come see why our unlimited opportunity and outstanding quality of life are no longer a well-kept secret.

Bemidji has long earned raves as a four-season destination for world-class hunting, fishing, bicycling, boating and snow sports. Few visitors can resist a photo with big Paul Bunyan and blue ox Babe on the shore of Lake Bemidji.

But the First City on the Mississippi is also a wonderful place to call home. Just ask the 46,000 folks who live and work in and around this big small town. Surrounded by pristine lakes and deep forests, Bemidji is a friendly, family community with rich tradition and the right touch of hipness.

It has top-tier higher education, outstanding K-12 schools, a major health care center, convenient air service, fine dining, a vibrant arts scene and the hottest commercial buzz in all of northern Minnesota.

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