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Bethel

City of Bethel

Bethel is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. Bethel was incorporated as a village in 1902, and was officially incorporated as the city of Bethel on January 1, 1974.

Bethel is a 1 square mile City located in northern Anoka County. Our neighbors include St. Francis and East Bethel. We are about 30 miles north of Minneapolis.

Bethel is home to 466 residents and 186 households. The City is comprised of residential neighborhoods, affordable rental properties, a traditional Main Street and our very own Brewery. Residents enjoy small town living surrounded by nature. Packed in our “1 Square Mile of Smiles” we have Sandshore Lake and the Bethel Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

Bethel WMA Description: Bethel WMA is 756 acres in size and is managed for a variety of waterfowl, woodland and grassland wildlife. It consists of roughly 2/3 wetland and wooded wetland, 1/4 upland woodland and the remainder is grassland.

This is a good area to see a sand plain prairie planting on the west end. Much of the remainder of the area is extensive cattail and shrub swamp. Much of it is accessible on foot, but bring your hip boots.

Wheelchair access is limited to the township road on the north and the county road to the south.

The large shrub swamp offers opportunities to separate yourself from other hunters in the fall and a place for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in solitude in the winter.

Bethel Days is always the 3rd weekend in August. We kick off the celebration on Friday with a movie in the park and on Saturday there is a parade followed by a car & bike show, live music and fun activities for the family. More details to come closer to the event!

City hall is located in the Sandhill Center for the Arts, 23820 Dewey Street Our phone number is 763-434-4366. This is also our polling place location in Bethel

Bethel City Park
We have a great little park in Bethel. Residents may rent the pavilion for family events, or a ball game.

References:

“Bethel Days” │ https://bethelmn.govoffice2.com/index.asp?SEC=1DF4CBFD-50AE-414F-8D60-040CFE58DDA7

“Bethel, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel,_Minnesota

“About Bethel, Minnesota” │ https://bethelmn.govoffice2.com/index.asp?SEC=822DBCBA-ABD0-4A2D-B218-DF8CF210BAC4

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