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List of famous alumni from Bemidji State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Bemidji State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Bemidji State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Bemidji State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Bemidji State University.

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Gary Paulsen and Bob Dettmer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bemidji State University?” and “Which celebrities are Bemidji State University alumni?”

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Gary Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Novelist, Author Gary James Paulsen is an American writer of young adult literature, best known for coming of age stories about the wilderness. He is the author of more than 200 books, more than 200 magazine ...more

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Torrey Westrom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Businessperson, Legislator, Attorney at law Torrey Westrom is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 12, which includes all or portions of Big ...more

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Andrew Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Andrew Murray Ice Hockey Player Andrew Murray is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for KHL Medveščak Zagreb, member of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Tim Buckley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III was an American singer and musician. His music and style changed considerably through the years; his first album was mostly folk, but his subsequent ...more

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Bob Dettmer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Legislator, Teacher Robert P. "Bob" Dettmer is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 39A, ...more

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Matt Pope is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Matt Pope Ice Hockey Player Matt Pope is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

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Andrew Martens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Andrew Martens Andrew Martens is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who most notably played for the Wichita Thunder of the then Central Hockey League. He played three seasons of college ...more

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John Persell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
John Persell Legislator John Sterling Persell, Jr. is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represents District 5A, ...more

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Loren Solberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Loren Solberg Legislator, Teacher Loren A. Solberg is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 3B, which includes portions of Aitkin and Itasca counties in the ...more

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Michele Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Michele Leonhart Michele Marie Leonhart is an American career law enforcement officer and the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Since the resignation of Administrator Karen P. Tandy in the ...more

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John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
John Carlson Insurance broker, Legislator John J. Carlson is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 4, which includes portions of Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard and Itasca ...more

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Carly Melin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Legislator, Lawyer Carly Melin is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 6A, which includes ...more

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Matt Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Matthew Zachary Jarrett Read is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League.

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Matt Climie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Matt Climie Matthew Scott Climie is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Climie has played in the National Hockey League with the ...more

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Patricia Walrath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Patricia Walrath Patricia A. Walrath is an American politician who represented the 3rd Middlesex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1985 to 2009, was a member of the Stow, Massachusetts ...more

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Zuzana Tomčíková is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Zuzana Tomcikova is an ice hockey player.

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Eric Barnum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Eric Barnum Dr. Eric William Barnum is an American composer of choral, instrumental, and vocal works. He received his doctorate in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Trent Baalke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bemidji State University Alumni
Trent Baalke Trent John Baalke is the General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers, an American football team in the National Football League. He was officially named General Manager in January 2011, though he ...more