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With a variety of charter, private and public schools, we’re confident that you will be able to find a school that can best fit the needs of your child. Bemidji High School is one of the region’s finest comprehensive high schools.

With over 200 courses ranging from Robotics to Advanced Placement European History, they offer a wide range of curriculum choices to meet the needs of all learners. The communities within the Bemidji Lakes Area take pride in their schools and educational programs that include state-of-the-art facilities, professional staffing and talented students.

Bemidji State University

From its lakeside campus in northern Minnesota, Bemidji State University (BSU) offers arts, sciences and select professional programs in a personal, engaging, learning atmosphere focused on the environment, community service and the global family. BSU is ranked as a top-tier Midwest university by U.S. News & World Report. It’s easy to see why: a dynamic campus life prepares students for leadership through a tradition of involvement in student organizations, arts and cultural programs, intercollegiate sports, recreational activities and service initiatives.

The hometown feel of campus and the surrounding community welcomes over 5,000 students each year. Undergraduate students may choose from over 65 majors and pre-professional programs—many of them customizable through an emphasis area, concentration or specialization. Online and hybrid undergraduate options are also available in accounting, education, business administration, psychology, criminal justice, technology management, applied engineering and nursing. Fourteen graduate programs are offered, with online programs in education, special education and industrial technology. Through a learning environment promoting personal responsibility, global thinking and life-long learning, Bemidji State University aims to shape potential, so its graduates will, in turn, shape the worlds in which they live and work.

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The Sanford Center, the centerpiece to the South Shore Development, opened its doors in October of 2010. The 185,000 sq-foot facility is home to Bemidji State University men’s and women’s WCHA ice hockey programs. It features 25 suites, 200 club level seats plus other amenities that make it an attractive location for national touring entertainment.

The convention center at the Sanford Center features a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and two 2,000-square-foot breakout meeting rooms. The full service in-house catering can serve from a 40–600 person banquet in any configuration to meet any event planners needs. This multi-purpose event center overlooks Lake Bemidji and is adjacent to Nymore city park and the Paul Bunyan Trail.

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