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Ogema Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Location of Ogema Minnesota


Population: 
 Ogema (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 236 215 164 143 184 +41 +28.68
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.35 1.22 1.22 1.22 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 590.0 614.3 134.4 117.5 150.8 +33.32 +28.68
Housing Units 83 85 72 73 84 +11 +15.07
Households -- 82 60 62 73 +11 +17.74
Persons Per Household -- 2.62 2.73 2.31 2.52 +0.21 +9.09

Geography:

Ogema is a city in Becker County, Minnesota. US Highway 59 is the main arterial in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km≤), of which, 1.23 square miles (3.19 km≤) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km≤) of it is water. The elevation is 1,270 ft (387 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 184 people, 73 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was 149.6 inhabitants per square mile (57.8/km2). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 68.3 per square mile (26.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 38.6% White, 46.2% Native American, and 15.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 73 households of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.5% were married couples living together, 27.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 27.5 years. 37.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 143 people, 62 households, and 32 families residing in the city. The population density was 45.3/km≤ (117.5/mi≤). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 23.1/km≤ (60.0/mi≤). The racial makeup of the city was 60.14% White, 37.06% Native American, 1.40% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 62 households out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,083, and the median income for a family was $35,208. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,622. There were 8.9% of families and 7.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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History:  

OGEMA, (with accent on the initial long o, g as in get, and a like ah), meaning in the Ojibwe language "a chief," a city in White Earth Township, sections 18 and 19; incorporated as a village on October 28, 1907, and separated from the township on March 18, 1908; had a station of the Soo Line in section 19; its post office began in 1906 with Theodore Thoennes as postmaster and owner of the feed store.

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Street scene, Ogema Minnesota, 1956
Street scene, Ogema Minnesota, 1956
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Government:
Ogema City Hall
211 Uran Avenue
PO Box 52
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3515

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Laure Zima
102 Ontario Street
PO Box 121
Ogema, MN 56569
  (218) 983-3618
Clerk 12/31/2020 Audra HighElk Tonihka
234 Sunnyside Avenue
Ogema, MN 56569
  (218) 983-3323
Treasurer 12/31/2018 Franklin "Dan" Rousu
301 Main Street
Ogema, MN 56569
  (218) 983-3733
Council Member 12/31/2020 LaVerne Hoban
43488 County Highway 34
PO Box 65
Ogema, MN 56569
  (218) 983-3583
Council Member 12/31/2018 Susan Baker
225 Sunnyside Avenue
Ogema, MN 56569
  (218) 983-3660
Council Member 12/31/2018 n/a   --

Post Office:
US Post Office
412 Main Street E
Ogema, MN 56569
-9998
Phone: (218) 983-3789
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
 www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday           8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (218) 739-8319
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water City of Ogema (218) 983-3515
Telephone Arvig Communications (888) 992-7844
Cable TV Arvig Communications (888) 992-7844

Major Employers:
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Recreation:
Three Bears Country Club
31948 Cherry Lake Road
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3228

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Birch 233
Fish 82
Mission n/a n/a
Morrison 63
Net 213
Onion n/a n/a n/a
White Earth 1991

Health Care:
White Earth Health Center
40520 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-6285
Web:  www.ihs.gov

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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White Earth Health Center

Schools:
Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools
Independent School District #435

1013 3rd Street
Waubun, MN 56589
Phone: (218) 473-6171
Fax: (218) 473-6191
Web:  www.waubun.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  650

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Waubun High School
1013 3rd Street
Waubun, MN 56589
Phone: (218) 473-6173
Fax: (218) 473-6190

Grades:  7-12
Students:  234

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Waubun High School
Ogema Elementary School
212 Uran Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 473-6174
Fax: (218) 983-4200

Grades:  PK-4
Students:  188

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Ogema School, Ogema Minnesota

Churches:
Harvest Free Will Baptist Church
36137 County Road 133
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-4040

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:   n/a

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Harvest Free Will Baptist Church, Ogema Minnesota
Most Holy Redeemer Church
106 Ontario Street
PO Box 57
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3261
Web:  www.whiteearthcatholiccommunity.com

Pastor:   Father Joseph Hilpas OMI
Sunday Mass:  9:00 am

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Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church
33480 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3400

Pastor:  Delmar Yoder
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Trinity Lutheran Church
404 Kolb Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3699

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:  n/a

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Trinity Lutheran Church, Ogema Minnesota

Media:

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Motels:

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Resorts:
Woodland Trails Resort
33616 Loon Drive
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3230
Web:  www.woodlandtrailsresort.com

Woodland Trails is a tree-lined peaceful resort located on over 170 acres adjacent to beautiful Strawberry Lake. Woodland Trails is the only resort on Strawberry Lake, a spring-fed 1600+ acre lake. Strawberry Lake has excellent fishing and a water clarity that is in the top one-percent of all Minnesota lakes. Woodland Trails also surrounds the lower third of Raspberry Lake, a small lake that is perfect for canoe and paddleboat rides.

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Woodland Trails Resort, Ogema Minnesota

Campgrounds:
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Businesses:
Baker's Truck Repair
35929 US Highway 59
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3330
Web:  www.bakerstruckrepair.com

If you own or operate a heavy duty truck in the greater Ogema, MN region and itís in need of some expert repairs, the trusted and experienced team at Bakerís Truck Repair is only a phone call away. Our shop specializes in high-quality maintenance and repairs on tractor trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, tankers, log carriers, cement trucks and more!

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Beauty Shop
407 Main Street E
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-4013

We offer haircuts, hair color, perming, waxing, sunless tanning, tanning bed, and retail products

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Berry's Bar
31948 Cherry Lake Road
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3228

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Bob's Excavation
33395 370th Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3821

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Community Development Bank
516 Main Street W
PO Box 38
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3241
Web:  www.comdevbank.com

We are pleased to welcome you to the new, updated website of Community Development Bank! ďAchieving success by building lasting relationships and delivering innovative financial solutions with exceptional customer service,Ē is our Mission Statement. We truly appreciate the relationships we have with each member of the communities we serve. We take great pride in our customers and communities. Whether you are a long time customer or new to Community Development Bank, we strive to understand your financial needs and provide the products, services and solutions you need.

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Dream Catcher Homes
301 Feather Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3011
Web:  www.dwjonesmanagement.com/ogema

Dream Catcher Homes provides 20 units of supportive housing for families in Ogema, MN. The complex is owned by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. This program works with tribal government and local government agencies to provide services.

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Eagle View Organic Farm
23136 County Road 153
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3749

We have a very diversified certified organic farm. Located on the White Earth Indian Reservation. We raise angus cattle, poultry. We raise bare island corn, soybeans, alfalfa, barley, and oats. We also sell certified organic wheat flour.

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Erickson Acres
32523 355th Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3265

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First Nations Home Health
407 Main Street E
PO Box 22
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3900
Web:  www.firstnationshomehealth.com

First Nations Home Health is a Native American-specific home health care initiative serving native populations in Minnesota, Arizona and New Mexico. We promote independence and self- sufficiency by empowering patients and their families to be active participants in the provision of care. Our services address the unique cultural and linguistic needs of clients to ensure optimal access and efficiency.

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Indian Health Service
40520 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-6285
Web:  www.ihs.gov

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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M & W Foods
401 2nd Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3233

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M & W Service Center
40294 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3790

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Ma & Pa's Roadside Market
35291 US Highway 59
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3368

U pick/ We pick strawberry patch locally owned and operated for 25 years. We offer a wide varity of fruits and vegetables (when in season). Located 20 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Hwy 59, or 1 mile south of Ogema.

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Ma & Pa's Roadside Market, Ogema Minnesota
Minwanjige Cafe
33287 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3832

We provide fresh local homestyle meals at fair prices with a Native American twist

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Morrison Electric
421 Kolb Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3177‎

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Morrison Electric, Ogema Minnesota
Muff's Trenching
33111 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3376

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Ogema City Hall
211 Uran Avenue
PO Box 52
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3515

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Ogema Community Center
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: n/a

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Ogema Municipal Liquor Store
411 Main Street
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3246

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Skov Mobile Home Moving
33850 Mary Yellowhead Road
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3568
Web:  www.skovtransport.com

We are a small family owned business with 25+ years of experience. We specialize in mobile, modular and manufactured home moving. Additionally, we move park model home, campers and small cabins.

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Skov Mobile Home Moving, Ogema Minnesota
Strawberry Lake Store
32000 County Road 143
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3391

We are a convenience store in the heart of Strawberry Lake. We have gas, bait, grocery, deli, and soon gambling.

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Strawberry Lake Store, Ogema Minnesota
Three Bears Country Club
31948 Cherry Lake Road
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3228

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United Church Homes - Biimaadiiziiwiin
40548 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 953-3006
Web:  www.unitedchurchhomes.org

As a resident of Biimaadiiziiwiin, you will pay only 30 percent of your adjusted monthly income for rent. All utilities are included in the rent with the exception of telephone and cable television. White Earth is a small town in the southern part of the reservation. The tribal offices are also located in White Earth.

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US Post Office
412 Main Street E
Ogema, MN 56569
-9998
Phone: (218) 983-3789
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
 www.usps.com

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US Post Office, Ogema Minnesota
White Earth Health Center
40520 County Highway 34
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-6285
Web:  www.ihs.gov

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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White Earth Investment Initiative
516 Main Street W
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-4020

The White Earth Investment Initiative is a subsidiary of MMCDC. Its mission is to revitalize the five tribal communities on the White Earth Reservation, creating an environment that is more attractive to new businesses. 

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White Earth Nation
35500 Eagleview Road
PO Box 418
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-4044
Web:  www.whiteearth.com

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Woodland Trails Resort
33616 Loon Drive
Ogema, MN 56569
Phone: (218) 983-3230
Web:  www.woodlandtrailsresort.com

Woodland Trails is a tree-lined peaceful resort located on over 170 acres adjacent to beautiful Strawberry Lake. Woodland Trails is the only resort on Strawberry Lake, a spring-fed 1600+ acre lake. Strawberry Lake has excellent fishing and a water clarity that is in the top one-percent of all Minnesota lakes. Woodland Trails also surrounds the lower third of Raspberry Lake, a small lake that is perfect for canoe and paddleboat rides.

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Woodland Trails Resort, Ogema Minnesota

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