Locals claim the behemoth concrete forms of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, built on the shore of Lake Bemidji in 1937, are the second most photographed statues in the country. Some say Mount Rushmore comes first, others insist it’s the Statue of Liberty. Soon the beefy statues could shoulder a new Read more →
Sometime between ice out and the dreaded first mosquito hatch, a new crop of public art sculptures sprouts up along the streets of Bemidji.
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Twenty years later the center hums with kids and parents as they make structures with wooden blocks, inflate a mini hot air balloon, talk into the echo tube among the more than forty activities and exhibits there. Read more →
Bemidji is thriving; while the population is growing, tourism is rebounding after the recession and there’s new construction underway, the historic problems and tensions remain. Read more →