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Squaw Lake Minnesota Community Guide


Location:  

Squaw Lake Minnesota population sign

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 0.9 square miles (2.2 km˛), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km˛) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km˛) of it (3.53%) is water. The elevation is 1,339 ft (408 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

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 12/31/2016Joan Lecuyer
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 12/31/2016 Jill Osufson
51613 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4465
Council Member 12/31/2018 Pete Strugar
PO Box 382
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2016 Doug Martin
PO Box 444
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
(218) 659-4466
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

US Post Office, Squaw Lake Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
                        12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            11:00 am
Saturday                11:00 am

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity  n/a --
Natural Gas  n/a --
Wastewater  n/a --
Water  n/a --
Telephone Paul Bunyan (218) 444-1234
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
The Hill Full-Service Restaurants 15


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Schools:
Squaw Lake Elementary School
52156 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4254

 

Squaw Lake Elementary School, Squaw Lake Minnesota


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

Pastor:  n/a
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:
Bojou Lodge Resort
PO Box 397
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4203

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.

Bojou Lodge Resort on Round Lake, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Bright Star Resort
62563 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4337
Web: www.brightstarresort.com 

Several "all-weather" roads lead to the Bright Star Resort.  We are located approximately 30 minutes north of Deer River on State Highway 46.  Highway 46 is famous for its scenic beauty along the "Avenue of Pines" in the Chippewa National Forest.  U.S. Highway 2 intersects with State Highway 46, so you will find several different connections. Once in Squaw Lake, Bright Star Resort is located 2 miles down County Road 149 (the North Round Lake Road).  You can't miss the Bright Star sign!!!

Bright Star Reort, Squaw Lake Minnesota

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

 

Fishermen's Village Resort
63271 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4477
Fishermen's Village 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

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
River Haven
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4271
Web: www.riverhavenonline.com

Luxury Vacation Rentals in a three-unit riverfront condo building. Stay in our 6 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, Lodge. The identical Bear Den and Duck's Nest units each have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. All have phone, cable TV, and high speed Internet access. The lodge has an additional TV with built in DVD and VCR. Central air conditioning assures summertime comfort. Stone faced gas fireplaces let you take the chill out of the air with a flip of a switch.

River Haven, Squaw Lake Minnesota

Sportsmen's Resort
62339 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4248
 
Wausota Resort
61493 Wausota Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4246
 

Campgrounds:
T & N Inn Lodging & Campground
51357 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681

Phone:
(218) 659-4720
E-mail:
ehtaylor@webtv.net
 


Businesses:
Big Rod's Repair
52686 Guthrie Bay Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681

Phone: (218) 835-7189
Bojou Lodge Resort
PO Box 397
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4203
Bojou Lodge Resort on Round Lake
Bright Star Resort
62563 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4337

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.

Crow Bar & Grill
50748 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4488
Crow Bar & Grill, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Country Hair Care
51424 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4274
 
Custom Cabinets by Lyle
50917 E. Dixon Lake Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4797
Web:
www.mylakeome.com

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

Dixon Lake Resort
49442 Dixon Lake Resort Road
Squaw Lake MN 56681
Phone:
(218) 659-4612
 
Dunbar Lake Hunting Club
53432 Dunbar Beach Road
Blackduck, MN 56630
Phone: (218) 659-4343
 
Edgewood Villa Adult Foster Care
51357 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4720
 
Fishermen's Village Resort
63271 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4477
Grime Busters
51357 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4339
 
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
Hoot'n Holler 
Alvwood
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-9225
 
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
Squaw Lake Community Center
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4256

Native American Symbol

The law offices of Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM) provide free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota. Our goal is to provide representation and legal services to as many clients as possible consistent with the most important needs of our clients.

LASNEM is a non-profit corporation and we do not charge for our services. At LASNEM, our attorneys provide basic protection by enforcing the law when our clients' rights are violated, by representing our clients' interests in obtaining changes in law where its effect is unjust, and by informing low income people of their legal rights and responsibilities.

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

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
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
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
Northstar Products & Repair
57684 County Road 4
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4329
 
River Haven
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4271
Web: www.riverhavenonline.com

Spend a few nights at Riverhaven and you'll want to live here full time! - Squaw Lake, Minnesota - In the Heart of the Chippewa National Forest

Round Lake Duck Camp
62026 County Rd 33
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4406
 
Sandstrom's Diamond S Ranch
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4777
 
Sportsmen's Resort
62339 County Road 149
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4248
 
Squaw Lake City Hall
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4256
 
Squaw Lake Community Center
52201 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4256
Squaw Lake Community Center, Squaw Lake Minnesota
Squaw Lake Post Office
51879 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4492
US Post Office, Squaw Lake Minnesota
T & N Inn Lodging & Campground
51357 State Highway 46
Squaw Lake, MN 56681

Phone:
(218) 659-4720
E-mail:
ehtaylor@webtv.net
 
Two-Point Gun Club
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4532
 
Williams Septic & Electric
52034 Silk Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4216
 
Wausota Resort
61493 Wausota Road
Squaw Lake, MN 56681
Phone: (218) 659-4246
 

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


2003


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