A.C. Clark Library – Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr NE, #28, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-3342 / 1-800-860-0234
Bagley Public Library – Lake Agassiz Regional Library
79 Spencer Ave SW, Bagley, MN 56621
Baudette Public Library
110 1st Ave SW, Baudette, MN 56623
Beltrami County Law Library
600 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Blackduck Community Library
72 1st St SE, Blackduck, MN 56630
Cass Lake Community Library
223 Cedar Ave, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Cummings Library: Oak Hills Christian College
1600 Oak Hills Rd SW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Kelliher Library and Information Center: Old School Center
243 Clark Ave N, Kelliher, MN 56650
Hours: Monday and Thursday 10:00am – 1:00pm and Thursday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Margaret Welch Memorial Library
5051 State Hwy 84, Longville, MN 56655
Park Rapids Area Library
210 West Frist St., Park Rapids, MN 65470
Pine River Public Library
212 Park Ave, Pine River, MN 56474
Walker Public Library
207 4th St, Walker, MN 56484
Call various locations for specific hours
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for- profit, cooperative, financial institution that is owned and operated by its members and designed to meet their financial needs. A cred union performs the same basic functions as a bank, like checking, savings and loans; but differs in that it does not operate as a for profit business.
Financial Literacy: Poor financial decisions can become larger financial problems at any stage in life. Affinity member advisors are trained to provide guidance and support through free financial and credit savings
Annual Credit Report and Review: Questions about your credit? Confused about what your credit score means? As a member, we will answer questions and help you understand what credit means for you. Members can receive one free annual credit report and review. Please note: This is not the free credit report consumers are offered through the federal government.
Ono-on-One Financial Advice and Budgeting: We’ll take the time to sit down with you and answer your questions about your finances. If you need a little assistance organizing a budget we’ll help you with that, too. And it won’t cost you anything! This is a free benefit of your membership.
Other sites located at:
1510 Bemidji Ave N., Bemidji, MN 56601 218-759-9849
1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Suite 45, (BSU Campus) 218-444-2575
We offer uncompromising employment services and build partnerships offering temporary, temp-to-hire, professional and/or project based employee placements.
We work tirelessly to find assignments that are rewarding.
Always There Staffing also offers
- Instant Read Drug Testing.
- We are DOT Certified and offer both DOT Drug Testing and Non-DOT Drug Tests.
- Alcohol Testing and Breathalyzer tests.
Use Always There Staffing for pre-employment drug screens, random drug testing, or after accident drug testing.
No appointment necessary during regular business hours. If you need a test after hours, please call 218-440-1022.
Call us for more information.
ALWAYS THERE STAFFING, INC. *Military Friendly*
As our logo states, we provide “Quality and Convenience for our Clients and Respect and Opportunity for our Associates”.
Our Clients expect and deserve the best and our value system supports that expectation with the respect and teamwork practiced by everyone at Always There Staffing. We offer uncompromising service, a partner you can trust for your employment services. We offer a variety of services to our Clients at a competitive rate. Always There Staffing can provide the following services: recruit, interview, screen, match employees to your specific needs, computer based testing and evaluations, drug/alcohol screens, Local and State backgrounds checks, certification verification, employee physicals, DMV checks and job reference checks.
Our Associates are treated with honesty and respect. We work tirelessly to find assignments
that are rewarding and will maximize the associate’s skills and experience. We will talk with applicants to find out about you and your skills and what type of employment situation will best suit you. We offer our associates new opportunities, a safe place to work, and a position on the winning team.
Respect: We create a positive environment where every person is highly valued and treated with integrity and honesty.
Client Focused: We provide extraordinary service to our clients by listening, understanding and providing solutions as a dependable partner.
Associates: We are committed to offer assignments based on your experience, interest, and skills. We will do our best to ensure you receive the proper training to ensure your success for every assignment.
Committed To Success: We are committed to achieving success for our employees, associates, and clients through innovation and continual improvement.
Sense of Urgency: We are a results-driven team that understands the expectations of our Associates and Clients and we are dedicated to achieving mutual success.
Great Communication: Our goal is to share information in an effective, honest, and timely manner that encourages positive relationships.
No One Does It Alone: Our values will only be realized when we work as a team and every member is fully engaged in supporting our mission.
As a community based humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross MInnesota Region prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of others.
American Red Cross Northern Minnesota serves communities across Rosseau, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Hubbard, Wadena, Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Itasca, Koochiching, Saint Louis, Carlton, Lake and Cook counties in Minnesota, and Douglas County in western Wisconsin. Volunteers are always in demand.
American Red Cross
2524 Maple Grove Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 722-0071
AFTER A DISASTER
After a disaster, communities and families turn to the Red Cross for help—and we stand ready to provide comfort and care—free of charge.
The Red Cross helps disaster victims by providing safe shelter, hot meals, essential relief supplies, emotional support and health services like first aid. Trained Red Cross workers often meet one-on-one with families to develop individual plans and identify available resources to help aid recovery.
Red Cross disaster relief focuses on relieving immediate disaster-caused needs so that families can get back on their feet and resume their lives as quickly as possible. The Red Cross also supports emergency workers, links family members outside the disaster area, and provides blood and blood products to disaster victims.
Emergency Communication Services
All day, every day, the Red Cross connects service members with their families back home when an emergency strikes.
The Red Cross partners with the military aid societies to help service members and their families get emergency financial assistance 24/7.
Information and Referral Services
The Red Cross provides counseling, guidance, information, referrals and other social services for all military personnel and their families.
Before, during and after deployments, the Red Cross provides training, information and support for military members and their families.
The Beltrami Area Service Collaborative is a joint powers agreement intended to:
Promote healthy development of children, pre-conceptual to age seven. Support pre-conceptual and prenatal education, parenting skills, prevention and early detection of child abuse and neglect.
Support healthy development of school-aged youth through social and educational achievement and asset building activities.
Support families, schools, and communities in effectively serving youth that are exhibiting emotional, behavioral, and delinquency problems.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES AND PROGRAMS:
Child Placement and Respite Services
Children’s Mental Health Services
Family Preservation Services
Foster Care Licensing and Adoptions
Parent Support Outreach and Child Welfare Services
Services to Persons with Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Services to the Elderly and Physically Disabled Adults and Children
Services to Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Adult Protection Services
Licensing of Adult Foster Care and Child Care
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP)
Child care assistance is available to parents who are receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and parents whose income is at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline and are in an approved activity. It is important for parents to know their child is well-cared for while they are at work, looking for work, obtaining training or going to school in order to secure employment. Application is required to have eligibility determined. CCAP may not cover all child care costs. Parental amounts depend on the family’s income, the number of people in the family, and how much the child care provider charges. The goal is to assist the family to maintain employment and gain self-sufficiency.
Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for child support.
Either parent of a child may apply or qualify for certain support services from the Child Support Unit. Depending on the circumstances associated with the case, threre may be fees assessed for collection unless the applicant receives public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or Childcare Assistance.)
*Establishing and enforcing court orders for basic medical and childcare
*Working with other states to enforce support orders
*Collecting and processing payments
*Assisting clients throughout the child support process
Home Health Care – Administer a Class A License Medicare certified home health care program.
WIC – Women, Infants, & Children – Nutrition and breast feeding education program.
Immunization Clinic – Immunizations are available for infants, children, and adults.
Maternal and Child Health Family Home Visiting – Visits to pregnant women, infants and children for assessment, education, support and referral for community resources.
Child & Teen Checkups – Child and Teen Checkups and follow-up for children 0-21 years who are eligible for Medical Assistance.
Car Seat Education – Child passenger Safety Seat Technicians instruct on proper use of and assist with installation of car seats for infants and children.
PrimeWest – A Medicaid-managed health plan serving 13 rural counties in Minnesota. The plan was created to respond to the specific needs of their low-income residents.
Public Health Preparedness – Planning with community partners for coordinated emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.
BELTRAMI COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDES WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC), IMMUNIZATIONS, CHILD AND TEEN CHECKUPS, MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH, FAMILY HOME VISITING.
SHOTS FOR ALL AGES, BREASTFEEDING COUNSELING, HOME VISITS, PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY WIDE EMERGENCIES, HEALTH SCREENINGS, EDUCATION AND REFERRALS
The Beltrami County Historical Society operates out of the Beltrami County History Center in the historic Great Northern Depot. They feature multiple, interactive exhibit galleries; a unique gift shop; and a research room and archives available to the public. Visit to show off your telegraphy skills, test your rural schoolteacher knowledge, listen to Native American flute music, and experience local history through our exhibits, events and programs.
$5 – Adults
$4 – Seniors
$3/adult – Groups of 5 or more
$1 – Children 6-12
FREE – Children 5 & under
FREE – Members of BCHS
Veterans Service provides benefits and services to the veterans and their dependents in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation.
It is the goal , in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in recognition of their service to the Nation. Our vision is that the veterans whom we serve will feel that our Nation has kept its commitment to them. Courage, honesty, trust, respect, open communication, and accountability will be reflected in our day to day behavior.
Veteran Service Officers are qualified and certified by the State of Minnesota and the Department of Veterans Affairs to file claims in the behalf of veterans.
For a Copy of a Military Discharge (DD214), a Request for the Release of Private Data must be submitted.
The Bemidji Area Indian Center intends to serve as a community resource hub for the American Indian families living in and around the Bemidji area.
Our Mission: The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is a faith-based, caring place that listens to those who are experiencing food insecurity. We work with our partners to be inclusive and to provide fresh, nourishing foods for those living in Beltrami County and the Bemidji School District.
Households may make one visit per calendar month which will provide about 10 meals, or 3-5 days of food per household. Services are based on income eligibility. We are also a distribution site for Nutrition Assistance Program for Sneiors (NAPS) boxes for income eligible seniors 60 and over. Applications are available at the food shelf.
Please bring a current ID if you have one. We will need the names and birthdates of household members and the gross income for the household.
Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The American Indian Resource Center is an environment steeped in cultural heritage and tradition – a gathering place that honors the past and helps shape the future. A place to come together and learn for students and community members alike.
The Blackduck Area History and Art Center (BAHAC) is located at the top of the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway in northern Minnesota. Although some artifacts are specific to this area, we provide a “stepping back in time” experience that can be enjoyed whether you are specifically interested in this area, or history in general. The displays excite children as well as adults, and indeed we feel a special mission to bring the past to life for children.
The co-located TIN PAN gALLErY focuses on giving local artists a place to showcase their works. Featured artists’ shows are generally on display for a month. In between shows there is always an interesting variety of art on exhibit. We have truly fulfilled our mission of providing art opportunities for all ages, as we have featured everything from pre-school and kindergarten art project displays to a special artist show for an artist in her eighth decade.
In the year 2000, the Blandin/Blackduck Visioning Committee began collecting historical memorabilia as part of its 2001 Centennial Celebration planning process. The items collected came from the geographic area covered by the Blackduck School District, a 435 square mile area that includes 13 townships and the cities of Blackduck, Tenstrike, Funkley and Squaw Lake. The need for a permanent storage area for all that had been collected spurred discussions about finding a location to store the items. This evolved to the possibility of an actual history center – a place to showcase and preserve our area’s heritage while educating our young people and operating a key attraction for residents and tourists alike. In January 2005, the Blackduck Arts Council decided to partner with the BAHAC to add an arts component to the proposed Center. Working together, the History and Art Center opened its doors to the public August 19, 2006.
We live in a resort area with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation amidst our scenic forests, lakes and bogs. Although we are a small town we draw people from a large area. We feel fortunate to have a library, movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, city park, restaurants and some pretty interesting shopping opportunities. People travel for miles to visit and shop at Anderson Fabrics Outlet Store. Nearby attractions include the Big Bog State Park, The Lost 40, Chippewa National Forest campgrounds, Camp Rabideau (the most well-preserved CCC Camp in the nation – a National Historic Landmark) and the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, to name a few. We’re sure you’ll want to visit us soon!
To preserve materials, objects and data related to our diverse population; to remember the past, live in the present, and educate our youth for the future.
To promote the arts in our community by putting a face on the artists of the area and providing art opportunities for our residents from ages 8 to 80.
A church led ministry and emergency program organized to provide short term assistance for those who fall through the cracks and who need immediate help and have nowhere else to turn in the short run. In addition to providing financial aid for food, gas, rent, and utility payments, Churches United also assists individuals and families through counseling and referrals to other community agencies and resources.
A faith-based community of people who assist individuals and families in the surrounding communities by providing a facility to house services that meet spiritual, emotional, physical and education of the people. Services include, but are not limited to: Adult Day Services for seniors, After School programming for youth, Recovery support, CD Support, Grief Support, CD and mental health counseling and coaching, Anger Management, and access to a local thrift shop.
Also, Gonvick site: 226 Elm St, Gonvick, MN 56644
Community Resource Connections (CRC) is a nonprofit membership organization serving Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties.
MNsure Navigators: Application for Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, and Qualified Health Plans offered through the state of Minnesota’s health exchange. CRC staff provide computer and internet access, and question by question guidance. No cost to you. Appointments required.
Service Access: Assistance finding the resources you need. CRC staff will educate you about your service options, assist you with service applications, and advocate for you when the system doesn’t work as you need it to work. No cost to you.
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS): CRC’s Blackduck office site takes applications and serves as a dissemination point for food commodities provided through Second Harvest Food Bank. Eligibility is based on age (60+) and income (call for guidelines). Free monthly food boxes containing a $40 value of non-perishable food items.
Community Service Agency Membership: CRC works with community service agencies to organize and publish a hard copy resource directory as well as this electronic version. Other member services include: facilitation of networking meetings, cooperative marketing events, nonprofit start up guidance, and program support.
Community Resource Connections: 5 Locations:
For all 3 Bemidji locations call: 218-333-0880 (an auto voice attendant will request that you leave your name and telephone number: the first available staff member in either of our Bemidji office locations will return your call, usually within an hour or faster
1. CRC Headquarters: 716 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
2. CRC at the Northern Dental Access Center: 1405 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
3. CRC at the County Community Services Building: 616 America Avenue NW Bemidji MN 56601 Suite 220
4. CRC at the Blackduck Resource Center: 218-835-5768 #17 Main St. (Moon Drug Building), PO Box 414, Blackduck, MN 56630
5. CRC at Walker-based BI-CAP: 218-547-3438 ext. 115 8245 Industrial Park Road NW Walker MN 56484 Mailing address PO Box 995 Walker MN 56484
The Bemidji Community Soup Kitchen organizes four free meals a week at two area churches. Anyone that is hungry and would like to share a meal is welcome. There are no income guidelines or forms required. The meal is free to anyone who comes through our doors. Thus an open table!
Dine with us Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-6pm (doors open at 4:30pm) at:
Mount Zion 414 Lincoln Ave SE Bemidji
Dine with us Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm (doors open at 4:30pm) at:
United Methodist Church 924 Beltrami Ave NW Bemidji
Court Administration 218-333-4120
Driver’s License Exams/Driving Tests 218-333-4148
Driver’s License/ATV/Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates/Notary/ID cards 218-3334148
Bemidji Police: Accident Reports and Background Checks 218-333-4187
Beltrami County: Non-emergency 218-333-9111
Sheriff Toll Free 1-888-449-9111
Adult and Juvenile Misdemeanor Supervision 218-333-4169
Adult Felony Supervision 218-308-2599
Juvenile Corrections 218-333-4169
Public Transit/Paul Bunyan Transit 218-751-8765
Rule 25 and Chemical Dependency Assessment 218-333-4223
Adult Services/Behavioral Health 218-333-8300
Child Protection/Intake and Assessments 218-333-8300
Child Support 218-333-8300
Family Health 218-333-8140
Home Care and Managed Care 333-8100
Income Maintenance 218-333-8140
Public Health/WIC 218-333-8140
Supervised Release or Parole STS Contacts Northern Region 218-308-2599
Veteran’s Services 218-333-4177
Workforce Center 218-333-8200
Cass County Online Resource Directory http://www.co.cass.mn.us/pdfs/resource_directory.pdf
Court Administration 218-547-7200
Driver’s License Exams/Driving Tests 218-547-2202
Driver’s License/ATV/Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates/Notary/ID Cards 218-547-7247
Northland Area Family Service Center, Remer 218-566-3636
Pilager Family Center 218-746-4009
Pine River-Backus Family Center 218-587-4292
Walker Police 218-547-5507
Public Transit/Pine River 1-866-925-7433
Rule 25 and Chemical Dependency Assessment:
Pine River 218-587-8292
Cass Lake/Leech Lake Tribal Program 218-335-8382
Includes: Adult Services/Behavioral Health/Child Protection/Intake and Assessment/Child Support/Family Health/Fraud/Home Care and Managed Care/Income Maintenance 218-547-1340
Public Health/WIC 218-335-8291
Outlying office in Backus 218-947-7530
Veteran’s Services 218-947-7530
Outlying office in Backus 218-947-7530
Court Administration 218-634-1451
Driver’s License Exams/Driving Tests 218-634-2836
Driver’s License/ATV/Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates/Notary/ID cards 218-634-1902
Baudette Police 218-634-1143
Lake of the Woods County Sheriff 218-634-1143
Public Transit/Far North Transit Roseau 218-463-3238
Rule 25 and Chemical Dependency Assessment 218-634-2642
Social Services: 218-634-2642
Includes: Adult Services/Behavioral Health, Child Protection/Intake and Assessments, Child Support, Family Health, Fraud, Home Care and Managed Care and Income Maintenance
Adult Mental Health Crisis 1-800-422-0863 or 218-434-0101
Public Health/WIC 218-634-2120
Veteran’s Services 218-634-2219