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Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States.
The population was 11,917 at the 2000 census.
It is the county seat of Beltrami County.
Bemidji lies on the southwest shore of Lake Bemidji, the northernmost lake feeding the Mississippi River.
Its name derives from the Ojibwe Bay-may-ji-ga-maug, meaning "lake that traverses another body of water".
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.
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.
Lake Bemidji State Park offers year-round recreation.
Bemidji is home to one of five flight bases in the state for North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale,
a Level 1 Trauma Center in the twin cities, MeritCare Clinic which operates five facilities in Bemidji, and
North Country Health Services.
NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Casper was born in Bemidji, as was actress Jane Russell.
Bemidji is also home base for Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, a group of sixteen radio stations in Bemidji, Baxter,
Wadena and Alexandria.
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