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Effie, Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Effie Minnesota Location of Effie, Minnesota

Population:
 Effie 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 165 141 130 91 123 +32 +35.16
Land Area (sq. mile) 4.00 3.80 5.60 3.99 3.99 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 41.25 37.11 23.21 22.81 30.83 +8.02 +35.16
Housing Units 72 73 70 56 68 +12 +21.42
Households -- 45 47 36 48 +12 +33.33
Persons Per Household -- 3.13 2.77 2.53 2.56 +0.03 +1.19

Geography:

Effie is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highways 1 and 38 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.64 square miles (9.43 km˛), all of it is land. The elevation is 1,388 ft (423 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 123 people, 48 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 33.8 inhabitants per square mile (13.1/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile (7.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.8% African American, 1.6% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races.

There were 48 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 91 people, 36 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 8.8/km˛ (22.8/mi˛). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 5.4/km˛ (14.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.80% White and 2.20% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 36 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 122.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,606. There were 7.4% of families and 5.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.5% of those over 64.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:

Effie, a city seven miles north of Bigfork in Unorganized Territory of Effie, T. 62N, R. 26W, section 27, with a station of the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway, incorporated June 10, 1940. Its post office began in 1903, with Eva R. Wenaus, postmaster, in the store owned by her husband, O. R. Wenaus; named for Effie Wenaus, daughter of Eva.

Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

Deercrest Lodge, Effie Minnesota, 1940's
Deercrest Lodge, Effie Minnesota, 1940's
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Government:
Effie City Hall
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-6
767
 
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Mark Krickhahn
375 State Highway 1 SE
Effie, MN 56639
(218) 743-6145
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Jennifer Knott
PO Box 129
Marcell, MN 56657
(218)743-6767
Council Member 12/31/2020 T.J. Grady
310 State Highway 1 NE
Effie, MN 56639
(218) 743-6195
Council Member 12/31/2020 Joann Krickhahn
375 State Highway 1 SE
Effie, MN 56639
(218) 743-6145
Council Member 12/31/2018 Robert Cassibo
215 Summit Avenue NE
Effie, MN 56639
(218) 240-1146
Council Member 12/31/2018 Lillian Longtine
201 Summit Avenue NE
Effie, MN 56639
(218) 743-3836

Post Office:
US Post Office
98 Highway 1 NE
Effie, MN 56639-6035
Phone: (218) 743-3561
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday        closed

Sunday          7:00pm - 8:00 pm

US Post Office


Major Employers:
n/a

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity North Itasca Electric (218) 743-3131
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Paul Bunyan Telephone (888) 586-3100
Cable TV Paul Bunyan Telephone (888) 586-3100

News:


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Effie Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Effie Minnesota area


Events:
North Star Stampede Rodeo

The Rodeo just outside of Effie is a full-featured one. Everything you will find in rodeos across the West is on display here. The contestants are mostly home grown, but some veteran cowboys from all parts of the U.S. and Canada come to do their thing at the Minnesota's North Star Rodeo.

It's a ceremonial re-creation of how it was done during pioneer times conducted safely under the rules of the Minnesota Rodeo Association. The events mentioned above are all contested each day of the three day rodeo.

North Star Stampede Rodeo, Effie Minnesota


Attractions:
Giant Metal Mosquito

A six foot long metal statue of Minnesota's State Bird, the mosquito. Located at the intersection of State Highway 38 and State Highway 1.

Giant Mosquito, Effie Minnesota


Recreation:
Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway

The Byway meanders 47 miles north from Grand Rapids to Effie, Minnesota. You are invited to come and celebrate our northern hospitality, hometown pride and the treasures of our natural heritage. Minnesota, midway between America's east and west coasts, is home to 12,000 lakes. It is filled with beautiful country and all the treasures of the four seasons. The Edge of the Wilderness is the rustic slice of this great state, with more than 1,000 lakes and one mighty river nearby, all in a landscape of remarkable natural beauty. It offers some of Minnesota's most popular fishing, hunting, camping, trail, winter sports and resort opportunities. For more information on what to see and do within the Edge of the Wilderness communities, call or visit the U.S. Forest Service District Office in Marcell, or contact your local Office of Tourism.

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway, Effie Minnesota

 
Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Busties 237
Connors 143
Deer 1748
Pickerel 293
Round 54
Shine 70


Health Care:
none - served by Hospital and Clinic in Bigfork

Schools: 

none - students bused to Bigfork


Old Effie School


Churches:
Effie Fredheim Lutheran Church
Highway 1
PO Box 195
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3368

Effie Fredheim Lutheran Church, Effie Minnesota 

Presbyterian Church
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3576

Presbyterian Church, Effie Minnesota


Media:

none


Motels:
none

Resorts:

none


Campgrounds:

Coming Soon!


Businesses:
Camp Deer
65576 County Road 533
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3663
 
Craigville Cabins
35813 Craigville Road
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3048

Rent a cabin in the great north woods, canoe down the Bigfork river, hiking trails, horse trails, ATV trails, fishing and hunting. Also have RV sites. Open 7 days a week.

Deer Lake Charlie's
66501 County Road 533
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3082
Deer Lake Charlies, Effie Minnesota 
Effie Cafe
100 NW State Highway 1
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3607

The Effie Cafe is a small restaurant located at the intersections of Hwys 1 & 38 in Effie, MN. The atmosphere is comfortable, the food is delicious, the company is it's finest. Most items on the menu are completely homemade and cooked to your liking. The Effie Cafe is known for it's large pancakes, massive orders of biscuits & gravy, juicy burgers and unmatched delicacy of it's busti browns!

Effie Cafe, Effie Minnesota

Effie Country Service
101 SE Highway 38
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3616
Web:
www.effiecountryservice.com

Effie Country Service is a trusted dealer of Mastercraft, Yokohama, Toyo, Firestone, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Summit, Michelin, and Pirelli tires, serving the Effie, Big Fork, Marcell, Talmoon, Spring Lake, Northome, Big Falls, Little Fork, and Togo Minnesota areas. In addition to car tires, light truck and SUV tires, we carry forestry, agricultural, trailer, and commercial truck tires and more at affordable, discounted prices. We offer brake inspections and repair, automotive engine repair, check engine lights and diagnostics, and other valuable services.

Effie Country Service, Effie MN

Honey Bear Septic Service
33851 County Road 228
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3297

 

Lovdahl Logging
34384 County Road 40
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-6812
 
Neighborhood Tavern
Highway 38
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3286

Weekly Neighborhood Tavern Events: HAPPY HOUR 4-6 TUES-FRI BINGO - WEDNESDAYS 6PM MEAT RAFFLE - FRIDAYS 6PM

The Neighborhood Tavern, Effie Minnesota

North Country Septic Systems
24972 N Deer Lake Road
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3423

 

North Star Rodeo
68270 County Road 5
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3893

Come on up and join us for our rodeo, the North Star Stampede. It's the longest-running open rodeo in the country, brought to you by Minnesota's oldest rodeo company. You may not have heard of it, but there is a full-featured rodeo in Minnesota just an easy 220-mile drive from the Twin Cities. The North Star Stampede Rodeo is located just outside the small town of Effie in the northwestern part of our state. Each year the rodeo runs during the last weekend of July.

Photo: The Rodeo

Northwoods Custom Cabinets
35009 County Road 42
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-6275

 

Riverside Hair Shoppe
30560 State Highway 1
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3225
Riverside Hair Shop, Effie Minnesota

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