In addition to being a prime destination for vacationers heading to “the lake” for fishing and water sports, Bemidji is truly the hub of economic development, education, healthcare, and culture in northern Minnesota.
An abundance of natural resources in the region draws hunters and outdoor enthusiasts year-round, but Bemidji also boasts:
Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College, and Oak Hills Christian College
Several K-12 education options at Bemidji School District, Schoolcraft Learning Community, St. Phillips, Trek North, and others
The Sanford Center, hosting sporting, entertainment, and business events
A variety of independent and widely-known restaurants, and a local brewery
A well-connected business community that fosters entrepreneurial efforts, industry growth, and innovation
Gigabit network for broadband internet
Sanford Health, including new centers for orthopedics, cardiac & vascular care, and cancer care
Local theater productions, art exhibitions, and concerts
Boutique shopping, as wells as stores for all home, garden, and sporting goods needs
Lake Bemidji State Park, plus miles of hiking, biking, ski, and snowmobile trails in the area
Dragon Boat Festival, Winterfest on Lake Bemidji, Fourth of July Carnival, and Beltrami County Fair
One visit is all it takes to begin appreciating the charm of the First City on the Mississippi!