Good life by the lake
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.