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Encyclopedia > Bemidji, Minnesota
Location of Bemidji, Minnesota

Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,917. It is the county seat of Beltrami County6. Bemidji is best known nationally as being the "curling capital" of the United States. The skip of the Bronze Medal winning men's national curling team competing at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino is Bemidji native Pete Fenson, 37, and the skip of the women's national curling team, also competing at the Olympics, is fellow Bemidjian Cassandra Johnson, 24. Bemidji natives and sisters Kari Liapis Erickson and Stacy Liapis represented the US in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Adapted from Wikipedias MN county maps by Catbar. ... Beltrami County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Beltrami County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Turin) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ... Pete Fenson (born February 29, 1968 in Bemidji, Minnesota) is an American curler, skip of the mens rink representing the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics. ... Cassandra Cassie Johnson (born October 30, 1981) is an American curler. ...


Bemidji lies on the southwest shore of Lake Bemidji, the northernmost lake feeding the Mississippi River. Lake Bemidji, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River Lake Bemidji is a small glacially-formed lake, approximately 11 sq mi (28 sq km) in area, in northern Minnesota in the United States. ... This article is about the river in the United States. ...


Its name derives from the Ojibwe Bay-may-ji-ga-maug meaning "lake with cross waters". On occasion in Ojibwe, the city of Bemidji is called Wabigamaang (at the lake channel/narrows) because part of the city is situated on the Lakes Bemidji-Irving narrows, located on the south end of Lake Bemidji and extends to the eastern shore of Lake Irving. Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ...


The lake attracts water recreation for summer tourists. Bemidji is the home to Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College and Oak Hills Christian College. The statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are well-known landmarks. Bemidji is also the first city on the Mississippi River. Lake Bemidji State Park is nearby. Bemidji State University is a public Minnesota state university in Bemidji, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Bemidji. ... Paul and Babe in Bemidji, Minnesota Paul Bunyan is a mythical lumberjack in tall tales. ... Lake Bemidji State Park is a state park near Bemidji, Minnesota. ...


NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Casper was born in Bemidji. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... David John Casper (born February 2, 1952, Bemidji, Minnesota) played at the University of Notre Dame, earning him All-American in 1972 and 1973. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.5 km² (12.9 mi²). 30.5 km² (11.8 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.11% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,917 people, 4,669 households, and 2,427 families residing in the city. The population density was 390.6/km² (1,011.8/mi²). There were 4,948 housing units at an average density of 162.2/km² (420.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.31% White, 0.76% African American, 11.52% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,669 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 24.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $28,072, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $28,312 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,264. 19.2% of the population and 13.2% of families were below the poverty line. 19.7% of those under the age of 18 and 10.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Bemidji serves as a community hub for over 55,000 people. The majority of the area's population lives in townships that border the city limits. With high growth in jobs, Bemidji is seeing population growth, much of which is unmeasured due to the townships' refusal of annexation.


Culture

Bemidji is a progressive college town, with strong technology and art influences. The city's streets are lined with small shops and art sculptures. The community puts high importance on art, music, science, and religion. The city, while fast-paced, offers a quaint, laidback feel and lifestyle. Politically the city is relatively liberal. The Concordia Language Villages are located near Bemidji and this has perhaps been influential in the existence of several language conversational groups (including French, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and German) which meet weekly in local coffee houses. Concordia Language Villages is an internationally recognized and respected world-language and culture-education program, whose mission is to prepare young people--the villagers--for responsible citizenship in our global community. ...


The city is well known to fans of the sport of curling. Both men's and women's rinks from the Bemidji Curling Club won the right to represent the United States in the 2005 World Curling Championship and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Curling is a precision team sport similar to bowls or bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of prepared ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy polished granite stones which they slide down the ice towards a target area called the house. ... The Bemidji Curling Club is a curling club located in the city of Bemidji, Minnesota. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ford World Curling Championship is an annual curling event which showcases the worlds best curlers. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ...


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Cities | Governors | Colleges and Universities | State Parks File links The following pages link to this file: Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Saint Paul, Minnesota Clay County, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Wright County, Minnesota Winona County, Minnesota Wilkin County, Minnesota Watonwan County, Minnesota Washington County, Minnesota Waseca County, Minnesota Wadena County, Minnesota Wabasha County, Minnesota Traverse County... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... List of cities in Minnesota, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This is a list of Governors for Minnesota: Territorial Governors State Governors See also Governor of Minnesota Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota List of Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota References The Governors Office and History, accessed February 12, 2004. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... This is a list of Minnesota state parks. ...

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St. Paul State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...

Regions:

Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area | Northwest Angle | Iron Range | Arrowhead | Pipestone | Central | Southeast The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. ... The Northwest Angle (the purple portion) in Minnesota, bordering Manitoba, Ontario, and Lake of the Woods. ... It has been suggested that Mesabi Range be merged into this article or section. ... The Arrowhead Region of Minnesota is comprised of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. ... The Pipestone Region is an area in southwestern Minnesota. ... Nationalatlas. ... Southeast Minnesota is the area of Southeastern Minnesota which is outside of the Twin Cities Metro Area. ...

Major Cities:

Bloomington | Duluth | Minneapolis | Rochester | St. Cloud | St. Paul Bloomington is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1679 Incorporated 1800s St. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Official website: http://www. ... Downtown Rochester and the South Fork of the Zumbro River Rochester is a city located in Olmsted County, Minnesota. ... The Stearns County courthouse is located in downtown St. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ...

Smaller Cities:

Albert Lea | Alexandria | Anoka | Apple Valley | Austin | Bemidji | Blaine | Brainerd | Brooklyn Park | Burnsville | Coon Rapids | Cottage Grove | Eagan | Eden Prairie | Edina | Faribault | Fridley | Hibbing | International Falls | Inver Grove Heights | Lakeville | Mankato | Maple Grove | Maplewood | Minnetonka | Montevideo | Moorhead | Owatonna | Pipestone | Plymouth | Red Wing | Richfield | Roseville | St. Louis Park | Shakopee | Stillwater | Wabasha | Waseca | White Bear Lake | Willmar | Winona | Woodbury Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, Minnesota. ... Alexandria is a city located in Douglas County, Minnesota. ... Anoka is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota. ... Apple Valley is a city located in northwestern Dakota County of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. ... Austin is a city located in Mower County, Minnesota. ... Blaine is a city in the state of Minnesota. ... The historic Brainerd water tower, the first of its kind, was used from 1922 until 1959. ... Brooklyn Park is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Burnsville is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... Coon Rapids is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota. ... Cottage Grove is a city located in Washington County, Minnesota. ... Eagan is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota, and is a thriving suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area located approximately 15 miles southeast of downtown Minneapolis. ... Eden Prairie is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Edina is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis. ... Faribault is a city located in Rice County, Minnesota. ... Fridley is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota. ... Hibbing is a city located in St. ... International Falls is a city located in Koochiching County, Minnesota. ... Inver Grove Heights is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... Lakeville is a city located along Interstate 35 in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... Mankato is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. ... Maple Grove is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Maplewood is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ... Minnetonka is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Montevideo is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota. ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Owatonna is a city located in Steele County, Minnesota. ... The northern city limits of Pipestone, as seen from U.S. Highway 75 in 2003. ... Plymouth is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Red Wing is a city located in Goodhue County, Minnesota. ... Richfield is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Roseville is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul. ... St. ... Shakopee is a city located in Scott County, Minnesota. ... A Stillwater city limit sign Stillwater is a city located in Washington County, Minnesota. ... Wabasha is a city located in Wabasha County, Minnesota. ... Waseca is a city located in Waseca County, Minnesota. ... White Bear Lake is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. ... Willmar is a city located in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. ... Winona, Minnesota Winona is the county seat of Winona County6. ... Woodbury is an upscale city located in Washington County, Minnesota and is considered a suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ...

Counties:

Aitkin | Anoka | Becker | Beltrami | Benton | Big Stone | Blue Earth | Brown | Carlton | Carver | Cass | Chippewa | Chisago | Clay | Clearwater | Cook | Cottonwood | Crow Wing | Dakota | Dodge | Douglas | Faribault | Fillmore | Freeborn | Goodhue | Grant | Hennepin | Houston | Hubbard | Isanti | Itasca | Jackson | Kanabec | Kandiyohi | Kittson | Koochiching | Lac qui Parle | Lake | Lake of the Woods | Le Sueur | Lincoln | Lyon | McLeod | Mahnomen | Marshall | Martin | Meeker | Mille Lacs | Morrison | Mower | Murray | Nicollet | Nobles | Norman | Olmsted | Otter Tail | Pennington | Pine | Pipestone | Polk | Pope | Ramsey | Red Lake | Redwood | Renville | Rice | Rock | Roseau | St. Louis | Scott | Sherburne | Sibley | Stearns | Steele | Stevens | Swift | Todd | Traverse | Wabasha | Wadena | Waseca | Washington | Watonwan | Wilkin | Winona | Wright | Yellow Medicine Aitkin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Anoka County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Becker County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Beltrami County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Big Stone County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Blue Earth County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Carlton County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Carver County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Chippewa County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Chisago County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Clearwater County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Cook County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Cottonwood County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Crow Wing County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Dakota County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Dodge County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Faribault County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Fillmore County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Freeborn County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Goodhue County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Hennepin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, named in honor of the 17th-century French explorer Louis Hennepin. ... Houston County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Hubbard County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Isanti County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Itasca County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Kanabec County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Kandiyohi County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Kittson County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Koochiching County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lac qui Parle County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lake of the Woods County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Le Sueur County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Lyon County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Mahnomen County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Mahnomen County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... McLeod County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Meeker County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Mille Lacs County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Morrison County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Mower County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Murray County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Nicollet County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Nobles County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Norman County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Olmstead County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Otter Tail County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Pennington County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Pine County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Location in the state of Minnesota Formed Seat Pipestone Area  - Total  - Water 1,207 km² (466 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Pope County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Ramsey County [1] is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Red Lake County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Redwood County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Renville County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Rice County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Rock County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Roseau County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... St. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Sherburne County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Sibley County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Stearns County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Steele County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Stevens County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Swift County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Todd County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Traverse County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Wabasha County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Wadena County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Waseca County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Watonwan County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Wilkin County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Winona County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Wright County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Yellow Medicine County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ...


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Bemidji, Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (760 words)
The skip of the men's national curling team competing at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino is Bemidji native Pete Fenson, 37, and the skip of the women's national curling team, also competing at the Olympics, is fellow Bemidjian Cassandra Johnson, 24.
Bemidji lies on the southwest shore of Lake Bemidji, the northernmost lake feeding the Mississippi River.
On occasion in Ojibwe, the city of Bemidji is called Wabigamaang (at the lake channel/narrows) because part of the city is situated on the Lakes Bemidji-Irving narrows, located on the south end of Lake Bemidji and extends to the eastern shore of Lake Irving.
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