What is Bemidj's 'real' population? Census shows 27,489 for Bemidji, Wilton and six adjacent townships
Dennis Zeto is the chairman of the fastest-growing Beltrami County township, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Eckles Township, northwest of Bemidji, grew by more than 46 percent in the last 10 years.
Zeto himself lives outside of the official Bemidji city limits.
But he still considers himself a Bemidjian.
And he is not alone.