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

February 2 at 10:00 a.m. - Council Chambers Planning Commission

February 2 at 12:00 p.m. - Conference Room PUC Special Meeting

(Wastewater Treatment Plant Financials)

February 2 at 1:00 p.m. - Conference Room Wastwater Treatment Construction

February 3 at 10:00 a.m. - Council Chambers Council Meeting with Senator Hauschild

Latest News & Information

City of Babbitt Employment Opportunities

The City of Babbitt is accepting job applications for an Assistant Recreation Coordinator. This is a part-time position for 32 hours/week. Applications must be submitted to the City Hall Office.

The City of Babbitt is accepting job applications for a Teen Center Attendant (must be 18+ years or older and out of high school). This position is for 14 hours/week in the evenings. Any application must be submitted to the City Hall Office. 

Assistant Recreation Coordinator Job Description

Teen Center Attendant Job Description

Employment Application

City Council Meetings

If you're unable to attend City Council meetings and still wish to watch, the meetings will now be live-streamed via the following link:

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!

2022-2023 Ron Castellano Arena Schedule

The 2022-2023 schedule for use of the Ron Castellano Arena is under the "Parks & Rec" tab of the City website. Private rental of the arena is available for extremely affordable rates and flexible times!

New Babbitt Campground & RV Park

Reservations open February 1st at 9:00 a.m. for seasonal sites, and on February 8th at 9:00 a.m. for all other sites. The website for the campground is now live for viewing. Please make sure to make an account as they are required when the time comes for booking! Pricing and pictures to follow throughout the week.

Water Use Reminder
Outdoor use of water is allowed from the hours of 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. only. The washing of cars is permissible at any time in the driveway. Please comply with these hours to avoid further restrictions. Usage at other times is in violation of Ordinance No 111. This regulation will be enforced by the Babbitt Police Department.
Consumer Confidence Report - 2021
(complete report listed in the Public Utilities Dept. Tab on the website and also under City Forms)
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 are $90/month. Sewer Maintenance (Snowbirds, etc.) Fee is $51/month, after $50.00 disconnect/reconnect fee is paid.

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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