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A small city in Northern Minnesota situated on Lake Bemidji, surrounded by woods, lakes, casinos, and Native American reservations. Bemidji is simultaneously both a charming family friendly tourist town with the local attraction being a statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, and extremely ghetto, as it has a high population of druggies and homeless people. It also boasts an extremely high crime rate. Being centrally located in the middle of nowhere in Northern Minnesota, it is really cold in Bemidji during the Winter and the local population typically likes to call it "Brrrmidji". Bemidji is also home to Bemidji State University, a small university that has a reputation for being a party school, but epically fails at living up to that standard. BSU has six main selling points..
1. Above Average hockey
2. Being situated directly on a lake
3. Being cheap
4. Did I mention it's on a lake?

5. It strives to be eco-friendly.
6. See point 2.

Tips if visiting Bemidji for the first time....
1. Avoid Walmart at all costs. Just trust me.
2. Do not visit in the Winter. You car probably won't start and you will be stuck until it warms up in May.

3. Eat at as many restaurants as possible, as Bemidji has a lot of nice places to eat out at.
4. Go fishing.

5. Take a picture with Paul and Babe
"Bemidji gets a lot of hate, but its alright"
by FansoftheStallion March 02, 2019
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Adjective for something that definitely wasn't lame, but not quite "hot". In other words, slightly below being hot, therefore warm, like a nice pair of mittens.
"How were things at the club last night?"

"Plenty to drink, but the music was no good. I guess shit was mittens."
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A small town in Northern Minnesota with a population of around 13,000. In 1937 the first ever statue of Paul Bunyan was built there. Back in they day it was a lumberjack town, but now it runs on tourism. The name derives from Chief Bemidji who helped the first white settlers of the area. Because of this, there are some offensive statues: a cigar store Indian statue of Chief Bemidji overlooking the lake the city is built around, and what has been dubbed the "nazi Indian" at the best tourist shop in town (of course, it's actually just an Indian holding up his arm to say "how"...). Bemidji is the self-proclaimed Curling Capital of the USA and in 2006 a team of Bemidji men took bronze at the Olympics. Other than curling, this is what Bemidji (and the surrounding area) has to offer: other ice sports, fishing, biking, beautiful forest, snowmobiling, racism, art, a small ski hill, Paul Bunyan, bars and coffee shops, a small university, lakes, Minnesota accents, and casinos.
Bemidji is my favorite city in Beltrami County.
by Some local February 11, 2011
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A desolate village in the middle of Minnesota. The "Bag Ass" capital of the Mid-West. Commonly known as a safe haven for perverts, pedophiles and corrupt priests.
by Fizzledizzle February 29, 2004
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Ancient indian word meaning "Land of the Short Bus". Commonly referred to as "the town of 10,000 idiots!"
I rode the short bus in Bemidji!!
by niftybob September 22, 2005
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