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Boy River Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Welcome sign, Boy River Minnesota

Map showing the location of Boy River Minnesota

 
Boy River, incorporated in 1922, is the smallest incorporated city in Cass County. Located on the Boy River between Big Boy Lake and Leech Lake, the river is a vital part of the community's history and future.

Transportation by land has always been limited. Mostly surrounded by swamps and dense forest, the community is located on a hill of rock and clay. The river was the easiest way to travel. Boats used to leave Walker and cross Leech Lake and travel up the river, they would then dock at the on southern edge of town.

This was where the railroad had a "spur". Much timber, mostly white pine and cedar, was lifted from the river at this spot, loaded on the trains, and shipped to Duluth.
Snowmobiling
Boy River is now an access for canoes and non-motorized boats, and provides an outhaul spot for those who don't wish to continue on to large open waters of Leech Lake.

The Soo Line Trail runs through town, and brings many travelers into Boy River for a quick bite to eat or beverage at Jerry's Bar and Steakhouse.

With much of the area in and around Boy River protected by its topography, our town will most likely stay the size that it is.


Population:  
Boy River
(city)
1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 44 50 43 38 47 +9 +23.68
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.50 0.58 0.43 0.43 0.43 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 88.00 86.21 100.00 89.02 109.30 +20.28 +22.78
Housing Units 30 36 33 27 33 +6 +22.22
Households -- 24 19 18 21 +3 +16.67
Persons Per Household -- 2.08 2.26 2.11 2.24 +0.13 +6.16

Geography:

Boy River is a city in Cass County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km≤), all of it land. County Road 4 is the major arterial in the city. The elevation is 1,329 ft (405 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 47 people, 21 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 127.0 inhabitants per square mile (49.0/km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 89.2 per square mile (34.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 21 households of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.8% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.4% were non-families. 52.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 31.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 6.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

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History:

Boy River, a city of Boy River Township, sections 29 and 32; incorporated as a village on April 7, 1922; the post office was established in 1910. The village had a station of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line) and several hotels and general stores.

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General store, Boy River Minnesota, 1920's
General store, Boy River Minnesota, 1920's
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Government:
City of Boy River
112 Main Street S
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2785

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Post Office: Boy River had a post office from 1910 until 1985. Boy River is currently served by the Remer Post Office
US Post Office
117 Main Street E
Remer, MN 56672-4549
Phone: (218) 566-2381
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                        1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Saturday          9:30 am - 10:00 am  

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Remer Minnesota Post Office


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity

Lake Country Power

(800) 421-9959
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Johnson Telephone Company (218) 566-2302
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Boy River Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Boy River Minnesota area


Events:
Hobo Day

Annually on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, this celebration has been held for over 50 years. Originally this festivity started as a way to give bragging rights to the gardeners of the Left Handerís Club. However, when the farming and gardening became more of a past time rather than a necessity, vegetable judging was no longer part of the events.

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Hobo Day, Boy River Minnesota

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Recreation:
Boy River Canoe Route

As you travel the river and lakes of the Boy River Canoe Tour, take time to notice the changes in the Forest. You will be paddling by three very different forest types, including lowland conifer, upland hardwood and sedge meadow. Though the route is mainly slow, meandering river, it does have many lake-like characteristics. The prime time to travel is mid-May through July. The route follows the lower part of the Boy River drainage which starts at Ten Mile Lake south of Walker and flows southeast and then north through Woman Lake. Here it enters the Chippewa National Forest. From this point, the river flows through Boy Lake and on to Boy Bay of Leech Lake, which turns and flows into the Mississippi River through the Leech Lake River.

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Soo Line North ATV Trail

The Soo Line North ATV Trail is a 112 mile trail running through Carlton, Aitkin and Cass Counties. The trail consists of three main sections: from Moose Lake to Lawler, from Lawler to Shovel Lake, from Shovel Lake to Cass Lake. The portion from Shovel Lake to Cass Lake is mostly forested with several large bogs. Portions of the trail run through Savanna State Forest, Bowstring State Forest, and Chippewa National Forest.

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Soo Line North Trail: Cass County

Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
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Boy Lake  3,466   

Health Care:

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Schools:   Boy River is part of Independent School District 118. Students attend school in Remer, MN
Northland Community Schools
Independent School District #118

316 Main Street E
Remer, MN  56672
Phone: (218) 566-2351
Fax: (218) 566-2053

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  529

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Northland High School
316 Main Street E
Remer, MN  56672
Phone: (218) 566-2351
Fax: (218) 566-2053

Grades:  7-12
Students:  303

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Remer Elementary School
316 Main Street E
Remer, MN  56672
Phone: (218) 566-2353

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  156

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Remer Elementary School, Remer Minnesota

Churches:
Boy River Log Chapel
329 2nd Avenue E
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2237

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:      10:00 am 

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Boy River Log Chapel, Boy River Minnesota
Faith United Fellowship
2418 102nd Street NE

Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2445

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:    10:30 am

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Zion Lutheran Church - ELCA
222 2nd Avenue
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2533

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:     9:30 am

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Zion Lutheran Church, Boy River Minnesota

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Resorts:

Maple Trails Resort
8859 Boy Lake Dr NE
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2258

Come experience Maple Trails Resort and enjoy the relaxing serene atmosphere in any one of our nine cozy cabins. If it's fishing you are looking for- look no further! We have some of the best walleye and crappie fishing in the state- as you can see on our Braggin' page. Get away from the hustle and bustle and take the family on a hike through one of our many nature trails. You might see a variety of wildlife,or a sky full of stars. Venture out onto beautiful Big Boy Lake for some peaceful fishing or take the kids out for a spin to see the beautiful scenery of northern Minnesota. There's something for everyone nearby, whether it's shopping, mini-golf, gambling, or dining

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Maple Trails Resort, Boy River Minnesota

Businesses:
American Legion
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: n/a

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American Legion, Boy River Minnesota
Boy River Community Center
112 Main Street N
Boy River, MN 56672
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Boy River Community Center, Boy River Minnesota
Jerry's Bar
115 Main Street S
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2442

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Jerry's Bar, Boy River Minnesota

Maple Trails Resort
8859 Boy Lake Dr NE
Boy River, MN 56672
Phone: (218) 889-2258

Come experience Maple Trails Resort and enjoy the relaxing serene atmosphere in any one of our nine cozy cabins. If it's fishing you are looking for- look no further! We have some of the best walleye and crappie fishing in the state- as you can see on our Braggin' page. Get away from the hustle and bustle and take the family on a hike through one of our many nature trails. You might see a variety of wildlife,or a sky full of stars. Venture out onto beautiful Big Boy Lake for some peaceful fishing or take the kids out for a spin to see the beautiful scenery of northern Minnesota. There's something for everyone nearby, whether it's shopping, mini-golf, gambling, or dining

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Maple Trails Resort, Boy River Minnesota

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