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Shafer Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
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Location of Shafer Minnesota


Population: 
Shafer (city) 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Population 0 0 0 117 106 127 147 149 180 368 343 1,045
Housing Units -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 46 68 135 129 402
Households -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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59 126 124 379
Persons Per Household -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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3.05 2.92 2.77 2.75

Geography:

Shafer is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota. US Highway 8 serves as a main route for the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 942 feet (287 m).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,045 people, 379 households, and 272 families residing in the city. The population density was 822.8 inhabitants per square mile (317.7/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 316.5 per square mile (122.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 37 households of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 29.4 years. 33.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 38.2% were from 25 to 44; 17.4% were from 45 to 64; and 4.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

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History:  

SHAFER Township is noticed as follows by Folsom: "A Swedish colony settled here in 1853. . . . The town organized first as Taylor's Falls, but the name was changed to Shafer in 1873. . . . A railroad station . . . bears the name of Shafer, derived, together with the name of the township, from Jacob Shafer, who, as early as 1847, cut hay in sections 4 and 5. He seems to have been in no sense worthy of the honor conferred upon him, as he was but a transient inhabitant and disappeared in 1849. No one knows of his subsequent career. The honor ought to have been given to some of the hardy Swedes, who were the first real pioneers, and the first to make substantial improvements." The city of Shafer in section 32 was settled in 1881, and a post office was established the same year; incorporated as a village on March 14, 1922.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street Scene, Shafer Minnesota, 1920's?
Street Scene, Shafer Minnesota, 1920's
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Government:
Shafer City Hall
17656 303rd Street
Shafer, MN 55074-0205
Phone: (651) 257-4726
Fax: (651) 257-6916

City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed Noon-1:00 pm Daily 

Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at the City Hall at 7:00 pm

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Shafer City Hall, Shafer Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Paula Hanson
17699 311th Court
Shafer, MN 55074
Email (612) 499-3987
Clerk appointed Joan Ciesler
17656 303rd Street
Shafer, MN 55074
Email (651) 257-4726
Treasurer appointed Richard Hill
17656 303rd Street
Shafer, MN 55074
  (651) 257-4726
Council Member 12/31/2022 Nick Brehm
17559 306th Street
Shafer, MN 55074
  (320) 310-3386
Council Member 12/31/2022 Patty Mattson
30445 Ridgewood Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074
Email (612) 865-6876
Council Member 12/31/2020 Terry Smith
17377 Banyan Road
Shafer, MN 55074
Email (651) 343-0264
Council Member 12/31/2020 n/a   --

Post Office:
US Post Office
30180 Redfield Blvd.
Shafer, MN
55074-9680
Phone: (651) 257-6717
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       9:30 am - 12:30 pm
                        1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Wastewater City of Shafer (651) 257-4726
Water City of Shafer (651) 257-4726
Telephone Frontier (800) 921-8101
Cable TV MidContinent Communications (800) 888-1300

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Shafer Contracting Company Highway, Street & Bridge Construction 250


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Attractions:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29788 Saint Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6668
 

Recreation:
Countryside Golf Course
34491 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6387 
 


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Health Care:
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Schools:
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Churches:
St. Francis Xavier Church
25293 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-3879 
Web: www.stjosephtaylorsfalls.org

Pastor:  Father Daniel Bodin
Sunday Mass:  9:00 am

St. Francis Xavier Church, Shafer Minnesota

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Motels:
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Businesses:
Aerotek Heating AC & Duct
17319 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 493-8324
 
Anderson Excavating
Highway 8 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-2178 
 
Anderson Pump Repair
Highway 8 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-2178
 
Anderson Septic Tank Service
Highway 8 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-2178
 
Anderson Well Drilling
Highway 8 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-2178
 
Appliance Solutions
34165 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-8912
 
Autogardens
30035 Gunflint Way 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 213-0662
 
Bernie's Cafe
30235 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-3111
 
Birch Creek Research
30553 Tern Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-5217
 
Bone-Dry Basements
20335 Henry Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-8906 
 
Countryside Golf Course
34491 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6387 
 
E2's Emu Ranch
31378 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6664 
 
East Central Parcel
18616 Franconia Trail
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-5452 
 
Emily Jo's Mini Mart
30032 Afton Way 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 213-6834
 
Estate Builders Inc
28921 Quail Rd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-1908
 
Franconia Sculpture Park
29788 Saint Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6668
 
Handy Randy
17578 Reflection Bay 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-2488
 
Highway Eight Self Storage
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 465-7368 
 
Jim's Country Trannys
16748 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4050
 
KTA Plumbing
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 213-1082
 
Landscape Alternatives
25316 Saint Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 488-3142 
 
Lawrence Creek Landscaping
20170 297th Street
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 208-8391
 
M/E Towing
30035 Gunflint Way # C 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 466-0590 
 
Meehan Brothers Nursery
18941 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4340
 
Miller's Antiques
30235 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 213-5556 
 
Nose To Tail Pet Grooming
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4426 
 
Pinky's Dog Grooming
25456 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-7489 
 
Pleasant Valley Orchard
17325 Pleasant Valley Road 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-9159
 
Raw Materials Unlimited
29615 Unity Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 465-6115 
 
Ronald Holt Ltd
17390 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4190
 
Rowe Sewer Service
17380 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 465-5505 
 
Shafer Automotive & Truck Repair
17353 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-2235
 
Shafer City Clerk
17656 3rd Street
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4726
Web: www.shafermn.com
Shafer City Hall, Shafer Minnesota
Shafer Contracting Company
30405 Regal Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-5019
 
Shafer Craft & Flea Market
30215 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-9495
 
Shafer Crossroads
17530 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-5887
 
Shafer Roll-Off
30215 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-9495
 
Shafer Saloon & Grill
30220 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-1615
 
Shafer Storage
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6291
 
Shafer Township Office
18259 Saint Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 583-2168
 
St. Croix Valley
18120 260th Street
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6263
 
St. Francis Xavier Church
25293 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-3879 
Web: www.stjosephtaylorsfalls.org

Pastor:  Father Daniel Bodin
Sunday Mass:  9:00 am

 

St. Francis Xavier Church, Shafer Minnesota
Swedish Circle Tours
17038 320th Street
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4773
 
Tom's Towing Service
30035 Gunflint Way 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4869 
 
Tractor Place
17319 Lake Blvd # F 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-3543
 
Twin Cities United Way
35920 Reed Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 583-3380
 
Two Pines Resource Group
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-4766 
 
US Post Office
30180 Redfield Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-6717
 
Watland Well & Pump Repair
30870 Teal Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-5028
 
Wild River Contracting
17380 Lake Blvd 
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-3046
 
Young Distribution
Shafer, MN 55074 
Phone: (651) 257-1297 
 

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