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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Bigfork is approximately 384 (1990), 446 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 175 (1990), 195 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bigfork is 4.055 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.083 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bigfork to Washington DC is 1070 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 193 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bigfork is positioned 47.74 degrees north of the equator and 93.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Like a lot of towns in Northern Minnesota, Bigfork was created by loggers fur traders and trappers. its largest boom was due to the major logging done in the early 20th century. This includes the CC camps of the Roosevelt Era and local mills, including Rajala Mill Co. and Potlach, just to name a few who helped develop this area. More recently, it has been somewhat of a hub for Tourism activities due to the many lakes and lodges in the area. Fishing in the summer is the main attraction - Hunting in the Fall - Snowmobiling in the winter - And a breathtaking natural beauty in the spring. The last 30 years has shown a stady increase in this industry.
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Bigfork City Government

Village Hall Clerk's Office
Main St
Bigfork, MN 56628

Bigfork City Police Dept
Bigfork, MN 56628
Phone: 218-743-3851

Bigfork Fire Hall
Bigfork, MN 56628
Phone: 218-743-3446

Bigfork Schools

Children in Bigford attend schools in the ISD 318.

Bigfork High School (BHS)
River Road
Bigfork, Minnesota
Phone: (218) 743-3443
Bigfork Public School
228 Husky Blvd
Bigfork, MN 56628
Phone: 218-743-3444

Bigfork High School is located on the Rice River, near the fork from the Bigfork River in which the town gets its name. its student population grades K-12 is approximately 300-400. In all it has somewhat limited resources due to its location and being a Satellite School to the headquarters in Grand Rapids, MN. However, due to grants and funding, the High School has been rebuilt due to structural problems associated with its age. It has been fitted with more modern fixtures, a new football field and a new Gym. As well, philanthropic contributions have helped with equipment purchases and general budget concerns recently. They have a computer lab with internet access and Fiber Optic learning assistance. Despite being isolated by geography, BHS has a very up to date educational system in most respects.

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