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Location:

Finland Minnesota highway sign

Location of Crystal Bay Township and the community of Finland in minnesota

Situated in the Baptism River valley along Minnesota State Highway 1, six miles inland from Lake Superior, is Finland, Minnesota. This small community of Finnish descent was carved out of the rugged wilderness in the 1890's.

Today the Heart of the Arrowhead is bustling with business and beauty. It is the home to many restaurants, lodging facilities, and recreational opportunities. With the wealth of lakes and trails in the Finland area, the only problem is deciding what to do first. Fishing, camping, snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledding, and many other outdoor sports are available. Many of the lodging establishments also feature true Finnish saunas.


Population:  Finland is unincorporated
 Crystal Bay Township 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 824 760 460 607 628 147 31.96
Land Area (sq. mile) 203.20 205.91 203.71 203.68 -- -0.03 -0.01
Density (persons per sq. mile) 4.06 3.69 2.26 2.98 -- 0.72 31.98
Housing Units 261 307 312 350 -- 38 12.18
Households -- 244 184 235 246 51 27.72
Persons Per Household -- 3.01 2.50 2.58 2.55 0.08 3.20

Geography:

The community of Finland is a small, unincorporated town settled mainly by Finnish immigrants in 1895 located 6 miles inland from Lake Superior's North Shore on Minnesota State Highway 1. The community of Finland's governing body is Crystal Bay Township. The community of Finland is located within the Finland State Forest in Lake County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Crystal Bay Township has a total area of 210.2 square miles (544.5 km≤), of which, 203.7 square miles (527.5 km≤) of it is land and 6.6 square miles (17.0 km≤) of it (3.12%) is water.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 607 people, 235 households, and 165 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.0 people per square mile (1.2/km≤). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km≤). The racial makeup of the township was 98.68% White, 0.33% African American, 0.16% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 235 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $42,031 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,161. About 7.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

FINLAND, a village in section 20 of Crystal Bay Township (T. 57N, R. 7W), was developed primarily by Finnish immigrants, who began coming to the area about 1895, although the place name was not noted until about 1911. The Alger-Smith logging railroad extended through the community in 1907; its post office began in 1915; it was the site of a CCC camp, 1933-38, and an Air Force station, 1950-80. The Duluth and Northern Minnesota Railroad station was in section 17.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Haveri family in front of their log home, Finland Minnesota
Haveri family in front of their log home, Finland Minnesota, 1900
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
 
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Government:   Finland is unincorporated and located in Crystal Bay Township
Crystal Bay Township
PO Box A
Finland, MN 55603
 
Clerk Judith L. Martell
5511 Little Marais Road
Finland, MN 55603
(218) 353-7563
Treasurer Susan Anderson
6586 Roses Road
Finland, MN 55603
(218) 353-7516

 

Supervisor Paul Hartshorn
PO Box 544
Finland, MN 55603
--
Supervisor Roger C. Peterson
5159 Silver Hill Drive
Finland, MN 55603
--
Supervisor Lee Davis
5192 Tiffani Lane
Silver Bay, MN 55614
--

Post Office:
US Post Office
6638 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603-3601
Phone:
(218) 353-7318
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

US Post Office, Finland Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
                       
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm  
Saturday           8:00 am - 9:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm

Service station, Finland Minnesota, 1932
Service station, Finland Minnesota, 1932.   Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone n/a --
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Finland Minnesota area


Attractions:
Finland MN Historical Society
5653 Little Marais Road
PO Box 583
Finland MN 55603-0583
Phone: (218) 353-7380
Web:
www.finlandmnhistoricalsociety.com

The Finland Minnesota Historical Societyís vision for the Heritage Site is to provide area residents and visitors, from near and far, with the opportunity to both celebrate and experience the settlement history of eastern Lake County, with special emphasis and focus on the regionís pioneer families.

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Recreation:
Superior National Forest
8901 Grand Avenue Place
Duluth, MN 55808
Phone: (218) 626-4300
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior

The Superior National Forest was established on February 13, 1909 by President Theodore Roosevelt. One of the largest Forests in the national forest system, the Superior boasts a unique and rich legacy that has been largely influenced by its boreal forest ecosystem and glacially-carved landscape with myriad inter-connected waterways.

Superior National Forest
View of the Baptist River in Finland Minnesota, 2007
View of the Baptist River in Finland Minnesota, 2007
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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Doyle 87 n/a
Egge n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Leskinen 34
Lookout n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Health Care:
none

Schools:   

none


Churches:
Shine The Light Ministries
7415 Airbase Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7688
 
Zion Lutheran Church
6768 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603 - 4006
Phone: (218) 353-7369
Zion Lutheran Church, Finland Minnesota

Media:
none

Motels:
Maple Grove Motel & Bait Shop
6527 Highway 1
PO Box 469
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7303

Located in the heart of downtown Finland. State snowmobile trail access. Refrigerators, microwaves, bait and tackle, ice, snacks, crafts and campfire wood. Gas, food, liquor within 1/4 mile. 8 unit motel with cable TV, phones and air conditioning. Ample parking area. Open year round.

Maple Grove Motel & Bait Shop, Finland Minnesota


Resorts:
Crooked Lake Resort
PO Box 548
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 220-0211
Web:
www.crookedlakemn.com
E-mail:
SchumachersCrookedLake@Yahoo.com

Crooked Lake Resort is for the family who loves the beauty of the spruce - pines - cedars - birch - clear lakes - hiking - fishing - hunting - winter activities - "The quietness of the Northwoods", at it's finest - well enough - "To use an outdoor Toilet" - "Carry water from a pump to your cabin" - "Sit by a wood burning heater, and listen to the whisper of the pines".

Crooked Lake Resort, Finland Minnesota


Campgrounds:
Eckbeck Campground
Off State Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 226-6365

Located in Finland State Forest, managed by Tettegouche State Park. 4 picnic sites, 30 Campsites, fee.

 
Finland Campground
Off CR 6
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 226-6365

Located in Finland State Forest, managed by Tettegouche State Park. On the Baptism River near North Shore. Fishing, 4 picnic sites, 39 Campsites, fee.

 

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Businesses:
Crooked Lake Resort
PO Box 548
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 220-0211
Web:
www.crookedlakemn.com
E-mail:
SchumachersCrookedLake@Yahoo.com

Crooked Lake Resort is for the family who loves the beauty of the spruce - pines - cedars - birch - clear lakes - hiking - fishing - hunting - winter activities - "The quietness of the Northwoods", at it's finest - well enough - "To use an outdoor Toilet" - "Carry water from a pump to your cabin" - "Sit by a wood burning heater, and listen to the whisper of the pines".

Crooked Lake Resort, Finland Minnesota

Dreamscapes Building & Design
6644 Roses Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7532
 
Finland Area Recreation
PO Box 582
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7581
 
Finland Bait
6719 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7426
Finland Bait, Finland Minnesota
Finland Cooperative General Store
6648 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7389
Finland Cooperative General Store, Finland Minnesota

The Co-operative Store, Finland Minnesota, 1932
The Co-operative Store, Finland Minnesota, 1932.   Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Finland Historical Society
5653 Little Marais Road
PO Box 583
Finland MN 55603-0583
Phone: (218) 353-7380
Web:
www.finlandmnhistoricalsociety.com

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Finland Minnesota Heritage Site
Finland Mobil
6636 Highway 1 
Finland, MN 55603 
Phone: (218) 353-7791 
Finland Mobil, Finland Minnesota
Four Seasons Supper Club
6538 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7359
 
Grampa Woo Excursions
PO Box 448
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 226-4100
 
Harza Environmental Services
721 Airbase Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7410
 
Jackson Incorporated
6773 Cramer Road
Finland, MN 55603
(218) 353-0425
 
Lake County Forestry
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7763
 
Lake County Rescue
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: n/a
Lake County Rescue, Finland Minnesota
Lake County Highway Department
6586 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7306
 
The Lodge At Nine Mile
PO Box 559
County Road 7
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 220-0308
Web:
www.thelodgeatninemile.com

There are many clear lakes and streams to provide great fishing. The area abounds with wildlife too numerous to list. Don't forget the hiking and berry picking or just relax in our serene environment. And, of course, the autumn leaf colors are beyond words. Snowmobiling is without comparison as the area offers hundreds of miles of well groomed trails.

The Lodge At Nine Mile, Finland Minnesota

Maple Grove Motel & Bait Shop
6527 Highway 1
PO Box 469
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7303

Located in the heart of downtown Finland. State snowmobile trail access. Refrigerators, microwaves, bait and tackle, ice, snacks, crafts and campfire wood. Gas, food, liquor within 1/4 mile. 8 unit motel with cable TV, phones and air conditioning. Ample parking area. Open year round.

Maple Grove Motel & Bait Shop, Finland Minnesota

Maxwell's Woodland Nursery
6185 Lax Lake Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7726
 
Minnesota State Offices
PO Box 546
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7591
 
North Shore Dry Fish Company
7500 Airbase Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7524
 
Northshore Concrete Raising
6569 Roses Road
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7774
 
Organic Consumer Association
6771 S Silver Hill Drive
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7475
 
Our Place
5195 Hefflefinger Road 
Finland, MN 55603 
Phone: (218) 353-7343 
Our Place, Finland Minnesota
Riverside Motel
7143 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7539
 
Sawtooth Electric
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7584
 
T Z Gifts & Things
6719 Highway 1 
Finland, MN 55603 
Phone: (218) 226-3387 
 
Trestle Inn Restaurant & Saloon
PO Box 656
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 830-0523
Web:
www.trestleinn.com
Email:
sueken5@harbornet.net

The Trestle Inn is a secluded unique restaurant and saloon nestled deep in the Superior National Forest. Constructed of huge Douglas Fir timbers from a railroad trestle.

The Trestle Inn was built by snowmobilers for snowmobilers, but all year long hundreds of tourists enjoy its' famous food, drink and northwoods charm!

Trestle Inn Restaurant & Saloon, Finland Minnesota

US Post Office
6638 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603-3601
Phone:
(218) 353-7318
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office, Finland Minnesota
Visioncom Incorporated
7265 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7333
 
West Branch Bar & Grill
6701 Highway 1
PO Box 595
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7493
Web:
www.westbranchbargrill.com

West Branch Bar & Grill formerly known as the Apollo is located on the beautiful West Branch of the Baptism River in Finland, MN. The West Branch has been carrying on the original 1950's tradition of making the famous Apollo Pizza, plus many other delicious menu items including home made daily specials.

West Branch Bar & Grill, Finland Minnesota

 

Wildhurst Lodge & Campground
7344 Highway 1
Finland, MN 55603
Phone: (218) 353-7337
Email:
wildhurst@cpinternet.com
Web:
www.WildhurstLodge.com 

Wildhurst Lodge & Campgrounds is open year-round for your enjoyment. Come be our guest...and experience everything Northern Minnesota summer and winter vacations have to offer!  Wildhurst Lodge & Campgrounds offers camping, lodging and RV hookups for fun-filled activities like fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, canoe trips and more...

Wildhurst Lodge & Campground, Finland Minnesota

Wolf Ridge Environmental Center
6282 Cranberry Road 
Finland, MN 55603 
Phone: (218) 353-7414 
Web: www.wolf-ridge.org

Wolf Ridge's school, family, summer camp, naturalist training, elderhostel, and wilderness trip programs offer memorable outdoor learning adventures that focus on natural and cultural history, outdoor skills, team-building, and personal growth.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Center, Finland Minnesota

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