Bemidji ranked top hockey town

Featured photo: Hockey Day MN in Bemidji, January 2019. Photo courtesy of KBUN Sports Guy, Joel Hoover. 

Bemidji recently made a list of America’s Best Hockey Towns. According to the study by the website “Smart Asset,” Bemidji ranked 21st.

According to the website, the study was based on nine different metrics that fell into two general categories: fan intensity and quality of life.

Towns that listed higher tended to have higher median household incomes, and had higher attendance at local games compared to the town’s population.

Grand Forks made number four on the list.

Read more about the ranking and other best hockey towns here.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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