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Squaw Lake Minnesota Community Guide


Location:  

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Location of Squaw Lake, Minnesota


Population:  
 Squaw Lake (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 113 162 139 99 107 +8 +8.08
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.90 0.78 0.82 0.82 0.82 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 125.56 207.69 169.51 120.65 130.49 +9.84 +8.08
Housing Units 45 63 89 56 63 +7 +12.50
Households -- 50 51 35 39 +4 +11.43
Persons Per Household -- 3.24 2.73 2.83 2.74 -0.09 -3.18

Geography:

Squaw Lake is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 46 serves as the main arterial in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km˛), of which, 0.80 square miles (2.17 km˛) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km˛) of it is water. The elevation is 1,339 ft (408 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 107 people, 39 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 133.8 inhabitants per square mile (51.7/km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 78.8 per square mile (30.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 46.7% White, 51.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 39 households of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.9% were married couples living together, 28.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 35.9 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 18.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 99 people, 35 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 46.6/km˛ (120.7/mi˛). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 26.4/km˛ (68.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 31.31% White, 63.64% Native American, 1.01% Asian, and 4.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 35 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 22.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 38.4% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $11,875, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $12,000 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,895. There were 42.1% of families and 49.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 64.0% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

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History:  

Squaw Lake, a city in section 20 of Max Township, incorporated December 17, 1940, as a village; its post office began in 1923. It was developed as a trade center and had several CCC camps in the area; also a station on the Great Northern Railway.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Leino's Cottages and Grocery,  Squaw Lake, Minnesota, 1950's
Leino's Cottages and Grocery,  Squaw Lake, Minnesota, 1950's
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Government:
City of Squaw Lake
PO Box 382
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4401

City meetings are held on the second Monday of every month in the Squaw Lake Community Center at 7:00pm

Squaw Lake Community Center, Squaw Lake Minnesota

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Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018Joan Lecuyer
60504 Natures Lake Pkwy
PO Box 421
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4344
Clerk - Treasurer appointed Jacqueline Schuemann
51405 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4570
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jill Osufson
51613 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4465
Council Member 12/31/2020 Brian Schuemann
51406 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4570
Council Member 12/31/2018 Pete Strugar
PO Box 382
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2018 Sandra Leino
PO Box 458
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4299

Post Office:
US Post Office
51879 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681-4500
Phone: (218) 659-4492
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days         8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:00 pm

US Post Office, Squaw Lake Minnesota


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity  Northern Itasca Electric Co-op (218) 743-3131
Natural Gas  n/a --
Wastewater  n/a --
Water  n/a --
Telephone Paul Bunyan Communications (218) 444-1234
Cable TV Paul Bunyan Communications (218) 444-1234

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map

Alice

40 n/a
Cut Foot Sioux 2,776 n/a
Dixon 622
Dunbar 268
Farley 41 n/a
Greeley 23 n/a
Hale n/a n/a n/a
Little Sand 353 n/a
Lower Pigeon 85 n/a
Middle Pigeon 178 n/a
Natures 2,249 n/a
One Loaf 17 n/a
Round 2,860
Sand 1,897 n/a
Simpson n/a n/a n/a
Sioux 71 n/a
Sunken 55 n/a
Upper Pigeon 85 n/a
Virgin 60 n/a
Wart 14 n/a
 
Health Care:

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Schools:

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Churches: 
Centennial Lutheran Church - LCMS
Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone:(218) 659-4350

Pastor:  Rev James W Anthony
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am

 

Centennial Lutheran Church, Squaw Lake Minnesota

Gilfillan Memorial Episcopal Church
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 335-8526
 
St. Catherine Catholic Church
61559 County Rd 26
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4353

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Mass:    11:00 am
Saturday Mass:    7:00 pm
(Holiday weekends only)

St. Catherine Catholic Church, Squaw Lake Minnesota


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Motels:
The Hill Restaurant & Motel
51506 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-9220
Toll Free: (888) 659-9220

The Hill is located on State Hwy 46 in Squaw Lake, Minnesota. With fine dining, a comfortable lounge, Motel, Bunkhouse, and Laundry facilities, the Hill is an excellent place to stop and relax over night on your trip to Canada, or stay for a week and check out all that the Squaw Lake area has to offer. There is excellent fishing, cross country and snowmobile trails near by, and a vast selection of other outdoor activities to choose from


Bed & Breakfasts:
My Lake Home Bed and Breakfast
50917 East Dixon Lake Road
Squaw Lake MN 56681
Phone: (218) 654-4797
Web:  www.mylakeome.com

This brand new lakeside round home is nestled peacefully in the Chippewa National Forest on the waters edge of Dixon Lake. The unique design with elegance and the north woods ambiance is warm, welcoming, and comfortable. Daily wine and cheese and a hearty sumptuous breakfast is included. Enjoy over 200 acres of cross country ski trails right outside our door.

My Lake Home Bed and Breakfast, Squaw Lake Minnesota

Resorts:
Barney’s Resort
55756 County Highway 4
Spring Lake, MN 56680
Phone: (218) 659-2929
Web:  www.barneysresort.com

At Barney’s we make life simple. Get away from the rush of everyday life and relax. Enjoy time away in a large 2 bedroom cabin. Each cabin has vaulted ceilings, knotty pine interior, large deck, log siding, full kitchen and bath, cable TV, wireless internet,fish cleaning house & dock space. We offer free use of our 6 kayaks and 2 canoes.
 
Bojou Lodge Resort
50496 Bojou Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4203
Web:  www.bojouresort.com

Spring in the north woods of Minnesota produces great fishing. Cool clear nights bring out more stars than you ever thought possible, accompanied by the unique serenade of the loons.

Bright Star Resort
62563 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4337
Web: www.brightstarresortmn.com

Bright Star Resort is located on the beautiful waters of Round Lake in the quaint little town of Squaw Lake, where friends and family gather to enjoy the great outdoors together. Round Lake was voted lake of the week by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in August of 2000, but many people find Round Lake to be their lake of the week all year round. From fishing to hunting, hiking to snowmobiling you can enjoy it all from the comforts of Bright Star Resort's all weather cabins. All cabins have decks or screen porches, kitchens, two bedrooms and hide-a-bed couches.

Dixon Lake Resort
49442 Dixon Lake Resort Road
Squaw Lake MN 56681
Phone:
(218) 659-4612
Web:
www.dixonlakeresort.com

We have a little bit of everything as a full service resort, including lakeside cabins, seasonal RV sites, hunting, ATV trails, dark house spearing, children's activities, lodge w/bar restaurant. Great supply of fun for the whole family, group of friends, reunions, guys' fishing/hunting trips, or that get-away you've been looking for.

Dixon Lake Resort, Squaw Lake Minnesota

Leino's Riverside Resort
PO Box 458
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4299
Toll Free: (877) 522-0182
Web:  www.huntandfishsquawlake.com

Nestled on the Popple River between Squaw Lake and Round Lake in Northern Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest, you'll find the traditional fishing and hunting experience you've been looking for. At Leino's Riverside Resort we provide comfortable, quiet, all-season lodging in modern cabins. Treat yourself to a rich hunting and fishing experience!

Leino's Riverside Resort, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Wausota Resort
61493 Wausota Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4246
Web:  www.wausota.com

Nestled deep in the lush Minnesota Northwoods, Wausota Resort is surrounded by beauty, serenity and excitement. Wausota Resort and Campground is located in the Chippewa National Forest on beautiful Round Lake, near Squaw Lake, Minn. Minnesota is known as the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes', and Wausota Resort, in Northern Minnesota is located in Itasca County which has over 1,000 of Minnesota's many lakes.
Cabins 6, 7, and 8

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Businesses:
Bar Bell Bee Ranch
63333 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone:
(218) 659-4469
Web:  www.barbellbee.com

Honey, in many varieties, fresh from the north woods of Minnesota.
Bar Bell Bee Honey
Dun-Rite Construction and Cabinetry
50917 E. Dixon Lake Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4797

Quality cabinets and customer satisfaction is what I am about. Need an odd space filled, traditional or unique pieces I am the one to call. Honest reliable and quality work done quick. Local Construction abilities are endless also. License #20631858 Call for a quote on any job.

Custom Cabinets by Lyle, Squaw lake Minnesota

Hidden Hair Schaak
50758 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4221
 
Hill Restaurant & Motel
51506 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-9220
Toll Free: (888) 659-9220
Web:  www.thehillandmotel.com

RESTAURANT & BAR CLOSED DUE TO FIRE
MOTEL UNDAMAGED AND OPEN

The Hill is located on State Hwy 46 in Squaw Lake, Minnesota. With fine dining, a comfortable lounge, Motel, Bunkhouse, and Laundry facilities, the Hill is an excellent place to stop and relax over night on your trip to Canada, or stay for a week and check out all that the Squaw Lake area has to offer. There is excellent fishing, cross country and snowmobile trails near by, and a vast selection of other outdoor activities to choose from
Hoot'n Holler 
58988 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-9225
Max Mini Store
50758 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4235

Whether you're headed to the cabin, woods, lake or even the Canadian border, the Max Mini Store is a great place to make your pit stop.

Max Mini Store, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Mertes Garage
51470 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4270
Mertes Garage, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Polar Insulating
51041 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4351
Web:  www.polarinsulating.com

Living in northern Minnesota, we know the importance of a well-insulated home or business, both for your comfort and to make the best use of your energy dollars. With experience working on a wide variety of both commercial and residential projects, we can help you maximize the energy efficiency of your buildings, saving you money for years to come. Contact us for your next project. You'll be glad you did!
Polar Insulating, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Sandstrom's Diamond S Ranch
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4777
 
Squaw Lake Community Center
52201 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4256
Squaw Lake Community Center, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Two-Point Gun Club
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4532
 
US Post Office
51879 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4492
Web:  www.usps.com
US Post Office, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Williams Septic & Electric
52034 Silk Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4216
 

Leino's Store, Squaw Lake.
 Leino's Store, 1950 


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