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roadoflife.jpgBabbitt is a small community of 1500 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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Latest News & Information


Thank you to Twin Metals MN for the generous donation to our Ambulance Service!

 

 

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH! đźš˝
The increased use of cleaning wipes during the COVID-19 outbreak is good on the disease mitigation front, but could cause some problems for our sanitary sewer system.

Please DO NOT flush cleaning wipes, baby wipes, or paper towels down the toilet. Throw them in the trash. Wipes and paper towels do not dissolve like toilet paper and can clog your pipes, your neighborhood’s pipes, and even jam up Babbitt’s sanitary sewer lift stations.

In these uncertain times, the last thing you or your neighbors need is a sewage back-up in your home. Please help us spread the message!

 

Walleye Whamma - June, 13, 2020 - Cancelled

 

Peter Mitchell Days - June 19-21, 2020 - Cancelled

 

The City of Babbitt is in the process of designing and building a campground at Birch Lake.  We will have RV and primitive sites available for daily, weekly or seasonal rental.  We hope to have the campground open late in 2021 or summer of 2022.  To get an idea of who may be interested in rentals, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject:  campground) so that we can establish a list of interested parties.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Effective January 1, 2020, the City of Babbitt garbage bills will increase to $53/quarter.  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 increase to $80/month.  Sewer Maintenance (Snowbirds, etc.) Fee will increase to $45/month.

 

PUC casual labor/plant check employee needed - Weekends (4 hrs/weekend).  Start in January 2020.

 

 

 

St Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release: Jan. 16, 2019 - Re: Public input on multi-hazard mitigation plan.  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNSTLOUIS/bulletins/228285b

 

 

 

As information:  TOPS 566 meets every Thursday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt - Weigh In at 8:30 a.m. - Meeting at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

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 regular garbage bags.  Garbage is collected on Mondays and Thursdays.  Pickup begins at 7:00 a.m.  Please have your garbage bags in a container and out by the road by that time.