City Of Babbitt, MN

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

About Babbitt, Minnesota

Babbitt is a small community of 1,400 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.

Upcoming Weekly City Meeting Schedule

There are no upcoming meetings for March 26, 2023 - April 1, 2023

(Economic Development to follow immediatley after)

Latest News & Information

Recreation- Little League Sign Ups

The Babbitt-Embarrass Little League Sign up for boys and girls ages 5-8 and coach pitch are now available! Please fill out the attached form and turn it into City Hall (71 South Drive Babbitt, MN 55706) with the $15 to register! Regsitration deadline is May 20,2023 & practices begin the first week of May. 

Recreation Sports Waiver


Due to cold weather conditions, the Public Utilities Commission reminds residents to allow a small amount of cold water to run at all times (1/4 gallon per minute). This will help prevent freeze-ups and City maintenance problems. Please check your line periodically to make sure the water is running.

New Babbitt Campground & RV Park

The website for the Babbitt Campground & RV Park is now live and reservations for seasonal, nightly, weekly, and monthly sites are available. Please make sure to make an account as they are required for booking!

City Garbage & Utilities Rates

City of Babbitt garbage bills will be $65/quarter beginning January 2022. Any bags may be used. Bags must be placed in a covered garbage can not to exceed 32 gallons in size. Garbage will not be picked up if it is not in a can.

Water/Sewer bills will be $95/month, beginning March 2023. Sewer Maintenance (Snowbirds, etc.) Fee is $51/month, after $50.00 disconnect/reconnect fee is paid.

Garbage Collection & Recycling

Garbage collection takes place every Monday and Thursday by 7:30 a.m. Please have your garbage bags in a container and out by the road at that time to assure pickup. Bags should be easily "liftable," please do not overfill bags! DO NOT dispose of animal feces in these bags! Picking up of grass clippings, etc. is an additional service that is provided by the garbage hauler, do not place in garbage bags. Yard waste is picked up on Wednesdays; 4 ft length bundles only, tied together and easily manageable.

The Recyle Center in town is for resident use only and is emptied once a week. If the bins are full, do not add more recyclables or leave them on the ground. The gates will be closed by city employees once the bins are noticeably full.

Effective January 3, 2023, the Recycle Shed will be open on Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; this shed is for CORRUGATED cardboard only!

Consumer Confidence Report - 2021
(complete report listed in the Public Utilities Dept. Tab on the website and also under City Forms)
2022 General Election Campaign Financial Reports

Attached are the Financial Reports from each candidate in the 2022 General Election, held on November 8, 2022.

2022 Campaign Financials

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Babbitt City Hall

  • 71 South Drive
    Babbitt, MN 55706

  • (218) 827-3464
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