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Bemidji

This resort community is the first city on the Mississippi. It was established in 1888 as a trading post community. Bemidji served as a great lumbering center following the coming of the railroad in the early 1900s. Giant statues of the legendary Paul Bunyan and his blue ox "Babe" are reminders of the town's colorful logging days. Lake Bemidji State Park is located on the northern edge of Lake Bemidji offering 1,700 acres of natural beauty and recreation year round.

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