Rich in History, Progressive in Thinking, A great Place to Live & Work!


Babbitt is a small community of 1600 residents located at the eastern end of the legendary Mesabi Iron Mining Range near Birch Lake in Northeast Minnesota.  Only two portages from the BWCA, its location offers a unique combination of access to outdoor activities and cultural and business opportunities. 

Outdoor activities include excellent fishing on Birch Lake with a range of resort or camping facilities available.  The area also offers excellent opportunities for viewing or photographing wildlife such as wolves, moose, deer, bear. and smaller game.



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Parks & Rec

News Flash

 The Babbitt Beach will be closed for the season on Monday, August 17, 2015.


    Regular City Meetings - 2015

Cemetery Committee - As needed

City Council - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.

Economic Development Authority - 3rd Wednesday of each month, following Council meeting

Firemen's Relief Assoc - 2nd Tuesday of March, June, September, December - 5:30 p.m. Fire Hall, Annual meeting in January

Library Board - 2nd Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - Board Room

Planning Commission - 1st Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - Council Chambers

Public Utilities Commission - 4:00 p.m. Conference Room - January 20, February 10, March 25 (2:00 p.m.), April 14, May 26, June 16, July 28, August 18, September 29, October 20, November 10, December 22

Public Safety Committee- As needed

Public Works Committee - As needed

Personnel Committee - As needed

Recreation Advisory Board - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers



NorthMet Mining Project and Land Exchange - release of the

Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

(SDEIS).  The SDEIS has been prepared by three Co-lead

Agencies - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

(MDNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S.

Forest Service (USFS).  Their web page is:

Garbage Collection:  Residents are reminded that only CORRUGATED cardboard is allowed in the recycle shed.  Picking up of grass clippings, etc., is an additional service that is provided by the garbage hauler.  Do not overfill bags - they should be easily 'liftable'.  Please DO NOT dispose of animal feces in these bags!  It should be disposed of in the purple "City of Babbitt" garbage bags.  Garbage is collected on Mondays and Thursdays.  Pickup begins at 7:00 a.m.  Please have your garbage out by that time.

The City of Babbitt encourages residents to send

Letters of Support for Local Mining to the following:  


Representative David Dill (DFL) District: 03A

571 State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St. Paul, MN  55155



Senator Thomas M. Bakk (DFL) District 03 (Majority Leader)

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Capital, Room 226

St. Paul, MN 55155

Internet:  type in “Senator Thomas Bakk” and contact through e-mail form



Franken, Al (D-MN)

309 hart Senate office Building

Washington, DC  20510



Klobucher, Amy (D-MN)

302 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC  20510



United States Congressman Rick Nolan                                                  Brainerd City Hall

2447 Rayburn House Office Building                                                      501 Laurel Street

Washington, DC  20515                                                                           Brainerd, MN  56401


Chisago County Government Center                                                      Duluth Technology Village           

313 North Main Street                                                                            11 East Superior Street #125

Center City, MN  55012                                                                           Duluth, MN  55802



Steve Peterson, Dave Hart

P O Box 441

Eveleth, MN  55734