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St. Anthony's Hospital at 803 Dewey Ave. N.E. served Bemidji in the early 1900s. Beltrami County Historical Society

Benedictine nuns opened first hospital

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In 1898, Bemidji had been established for two years and consisted of one store, a post office and six homes.

That year, a group of Benedictine nuns from the motherhouse in Duluth came to town to start a hospital.

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