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Taconite Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

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Location of Taconite, Minnesota


Population:
Taconite (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population n/a  331 310 315 360 +45 +14.29
Land Area (sq. mile) -- -- -- 5.2 5.2 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- -- -- 64.5 69.2 +4.73 +14.29
Housing Units -- -- -- 150 162 +12 +8.00
Households -- -- -- 136 151 +15 +11.03
Persons Per Household -- -- -- 2.32 2.38 +0.06 +2.59

Geography:
Taconite is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 169 serves as a main arterial route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.6 km˛), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.6 km˛) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km˛) of it (6.86%) is water. The elevation is 1,398 ft (426 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 315 people, 136 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 24.9/km˛ (64.5/mi˛). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 11.9/km˛ (30.7/m

There were 136 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,250, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,357. About 14.9% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

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History:

Taconite, a city in Iron Range Township, incorporated on April 20, 1909, as a village, was laid out by the Oliver Mining Company, which had opened the Holman Mine there. The Diamond Mine was the site of earliest iron mining experimentation in the late 1880s; the first experimental washing plant on the western Mesabi Range was also built there. Its post office began in 1906; it had a station serving several railroad lines in section 22 and Taconite Junction in section 27.

Street Scene, Taconite Minnesota 1912  Street Scene, Taconite, Minnesota 1912
Taconite - 1912

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Taconite City Hall
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1831
Open 3 pm - 5 pm M - F

 Village of Taconite Garage

Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2016 Lloyd Cogswell
PO Box 137
Taconite, MN 55786
(218) 245-1831
Clerk 12/31/2018 Mike Troumbly
PO Box 137
Taconite, MN 55786
(218) 245-1831
Treasurer 12/31/2016 Kris Hanson
PO Box 411
Taconite, MN 55786
(218) 245-3660
Council Member 12/31/2016 Deacon Kyllander
PO Box 7
Taconite, MN 55786
(218) 245-1837
Council Member 12/31/2016 Dusty Sipe
PO Box 132
Taconite, MN 55786
(218) 245-0184
Council Member 12/31/2018 Ted Birch
PO Box 401
Taconite, MN 55786
(218) 245-1492

Post Office:
Taconite Post Office
28 Haynes Street S
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1580
Web: www.usps.com

 US Post Office

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       08:00AM-11:30AM
                        12:30PM-04:15PM
Saturday           08:15AM-09:45AM
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            04:30PM
Saturday                10:00AM

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity  Minnesota Power (800) 228-4966
Natural Gas  n/a --
Wastewater  n/a --
Water  n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 244-1111
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Taconite Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Taconite Minnesota area


Attractions:

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Recreation:
Mesabi Trail

The Taconite State Trail stretches 165 miles from Grand Rapids to Ely and intersects with the Arrowhead State Trail just west of Lake Vermillion. Portions are paved for biking and in-line skating. The remainder of the natural surface trail is used primarily for snowmobiling in the winter. The trail goes through a few areas that have standing water in the summer, however portions of the trail are suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.

The Taconite Trail winds through forests of birch and aspen intertwined with pine, leading the visitor by many isolated lakes and streams. From Grand Rapids heading north, you see the impact of the taconite and iron mining industry. The northern portion of the trail terrain is rolling and tree covered as it winds through state and national forest land.

Eight trail waysides and picnic facilities offer scenic vistas of the hills, lakes and rivers of this area. The trail also links three state parks: Bear Head Lake, Soudan Underground Mine, and McCarthy Beach. The landscape in and around Bear Head Lake State Park is very rolling and rocky.


Events:

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Health Care:

none


Schools: none in Taconite 

Phillips-Johnson Memorial Park, Taconite Minnesota
Phillips-Johnson Memorial Park, Taconite

Beefy Lawson-Vince Saleture Memorial Rink in Taconite Minnesota
Beefy Lawson-Vince Saleture Memorial Rink

Churches:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
95 Hodgins Avenue
Taconite MN  55786
Phone:
(218) 245-1684

 


Media:
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Business Directory:
American Legion
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: n/a

American Legion in Taconite Minnesota

Casa Tranquilla Apartments
30 Haynes Street S
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-3867

 

Loon & Slipper Sales
15 N Haynes Street
Taconite, MN 55786

Phone: (218) 245-3379

 

Philstrom Landscaping
14 Stephens Street N
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1920
 
Taconite Grocery
41 Hodgins Avenue
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-2069
Taconite Grocery in Taconite Minnesota
Troumbly Brothers Contractors
88 Beasley Avenue
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1805

 

US Post Office
28 Haynes Avenue
Taconite, MN 55786
Phone: (218) 245-1580
 

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