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image located by Valentin Poposki, 8 November 2005
No description is given on the city website, and only the center of the flag is visible - a blue field, with the city seal, displaying a map of Lake Bemidji, a pine tree and three figures, and a red star marking the location of the city.
Around the central disk is a yellow ring with the words BEMIDJI MINNESOTA separated from 1896 - FIRST CITY on the MISSISSIPPI - 1996 by feathers.
The "three figures" are the famous statues in Bemidji of Paul Bunyan, the mythical lumberjack, and Babe, his blue ox. (The center "figure" may be a sign.) See here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Paul_Bunyan_and_Babe_statues_Bemidji_Minnesota_crop.JPG. Paul Bunyan is well-known throughout the US, but seems to have begun as a legend in the Minnesota area, and the most famous representation of him is in Bemidji.
Nathan Lamm, 16 July 2006
image located by Paul Bassinson, 19 September 2019
Paul Bassinson, 19 September 2019