Ruttger's started as Birchmont Beach Hotel
Along the northwest shore of Lake Bemidji, one resort has been a destination for tourists and locals for nearly a century.
It started as Birchmont Beach Hotel and became Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge more than two decades later.
"The resort's been here since 1915," said Randy Ruttger, who owns the resort with his wife, Tina.
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