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Tenstrike Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
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Population: 
 Tenstrike (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 138 159 184 195 201 +6 +3.08
Land Area (sq. mile) 4.30 3.69 3.28 3.28 3.28 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 32.09 43.09 56.10 59.48 61.28 -1.80 +3.03
Housing Units 77 111 102 110 121 +11 +10.00
Households -- 73 68 83 82 -1 -1.20
Persons Per Household -- 2.18 2.71 2.35 2.45 +0.10 +4.26

Geography:

Tenstrike is a city in Beltrami County, Minnesota. US Highway 71 is a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 447 square miles (11.58 km²), of which 3.26 square miles (8.44 km²) are land and 1.21 square miles (3.13 km²) are water. The elevation is 1,421 ft (433 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 201 people, 82 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 61.7 inhabitants per square mile (23.8/km2). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 37.1 per square mile (14.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 3.5% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 82 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.2% male and 44.8% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 195 people, 83 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 59.5 people per square mile (23.0/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 33.6 per square mile (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.38% White, 3.59% Native American, 0.51% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 83 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,415. About 6.7% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.8% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

THE VILLAGE OF TENSTRIKE
Contributed by Ernie Crippen and Babe Fellows

Several versions of how the Village of Tenstrike got its name have been told; however, the following account was received from the Beltrami County Historical Society:

Around 1900, a Mr. M.R. Brown who was mayor of Crookston, Minnesota, set up trading posts or buying stations for timber at various locations in northern Minnesota for the Crookston Lumber Company. Mr. Brown established the first Trading Post on Gull Lake in Beltrami County. This post was located on the east shore of Gull Lake where the Original Town site, First Addition, and Second Addition subdivisions were located. The enterprise proved most profitable for Mr. Brown due to the vast supply of timber in the area at that time. Later, Mr. Brown was heard too describe his good fortune in the following statement: "I surely made a TENSTRIKE in locating my trading post here." Thus, TENSTRIKE, a by-word and a name for the village.

Information obtained from the Beltrami County Auditor indicates that the municipality was incorporated as a Village on March 11, 1901.

The railroad construction reached Tenstrike during the fall of 1901 with further construction in a northerly direction requiring the building of a trestle across Erickson Lake about one mile north of the Village. Later earth materials were placed as embankment material in the area of the trestle to stabilize the structure and to provide safety. A water tower was built near Erickson Lake where the train steam engines would take on water as a first stop after leaving Nymore on their way north. William Travis was the attendant at the water tower during the years of its final use. Two spurs of railroad track were laid westerly toward Gull Lake. One spur was directed to the southeast corner of the lake while the other spur ended on the east shore of Gull Lake near the site of a sawmill. Both spurs were used to transport timber, railroad ties, pulpwood, lumber, and materials from the T.M. Partridge Cedar Company property near Gull Lake.

In 1895, William Fellows staked a homestead claim on the east side of Gull Lake and built the first sawmill there shortly after. This sawmill remained in use until the early 1950's when it was dismantled. The railroad spurs were removed at the time the sawmill operation was discontinued.

The first school in Tenstrike was built near and just east of the Gull River outlet at the southeast corner of Gull Lake. A store was the first store built in Tenstrike just north of the river outlet to Gull Lake.

Several sawmills and a box factory were built and operated within the Village limits prior to the early 1950's.

Cedar posts and poles comprised a sizable portion of the timber industry locally during the 1930's when approximately 100,000 to 150,000 cedar posts were on hand during the spring after having been peeled by hand during the winter time.

The Tenstrike Tribune was published as a daily paper during the early 1900's when the population reached about 2,000.

Two banks were located in the Village with the remaining bank being closed during 1930-1931 due to the stock market crash and the depression. Other business establishments during the "boom" years were:

13 saloons 4 grocery stores
An Odd Fellows Lodge Several Hotels
A Post Office A Rebekah Lodge
2 Meat Markets 4 Churches
A City Hall  

The last school was constructed in 1903 with remodeling and additions in 1911 and 1924. Later students were transported to Blackduck and use of the Tenstrike School was discontinued with the structure being torn down during the 1960's.

In 1957, Babe Fellows and Norman Gladen built the Land O' Lakes Wood Preserving Plant in the Village. This partnership continued for about 20 years. Since that time, Babe has been the sole owner and is assisted in its operation with several members of his family. This company is a large timber processing plant operation and provides employment for persons in the area and an outlet for timber harvested by independent loggers.

Other businesses at the beginning of the year 2000 were the Post Office, the Community Church, two Liquor Stores, an Automobile Salvage and Repair, and a Fishing Bait Company.

The current population of the city (state statute requires villages to be designated as cities) currently is about 175. The 2000 census totals were not available at the time of this writing.

Two cemeteries are located within the city limits, one of which is privately owned.
Today, the museum, founded and built by Babe Fellows, serves as a monument and reminder of the rich heritage of the City and its pioneers and their legacy.

Al Bailey standing in front of the Shell station, Tenstrike Minnesota, 1930
Al Bailey standing in front of the Shell station, Tenstrike Minnesota, 1930
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Government:
City of Tenstrike
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2292
City Hall, Tenstrike Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Mike Fellows
461 Log Hoist Court NW
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2818
Clerk 12/31/2020 Cathy Nash
PO Box 75
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2292
Treasurer 12/31/2018 Bev Bryant
406 Three Culverts Road SE
Hines, MN 56647
(218) 586-2977
Council Member 12/31/2020 Ron Fellows
PO Box 113
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2742
Council Member 12/31/2020 Tom Nash
PO Box 75
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2292
Council Member 12/31/2018 Greg Shogren
338 Old Main Street NW
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2086

Post Office:
US Post Office
171 3rd Avenue N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3333
Toll Free: (800) 275-8777
Web: www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday          9:00 am - 10:30 am 

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Beltrami Electric Co-op (218) 751-2540
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Paul Bunyan Telephone (888) 586-3100
Cable TV Paul Bunyan Telephone (888) 586-3100

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
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Erickson n/a n/a
Gull 2,257

Health Care:

none - served by Blackduck and Bemidji health care facilities


Schools:   
Blackduck Public Schools
Independent School District #32
156 1st Street NE 
PO Box 550
Blackduck, MN 56630
Phone: (218) 835-5200
Web:  blackduck.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  635
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Blackduck High School
156 1st Street NE
Blackduck, MN 56630
Phone: (218) 835-5210

Grades:  7-12
Students:  295
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Blackduck Elementary School
156 1st Street NE
Blackduck, MN 56630
Phone: (218) 835-5300

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  340
Blackduck Elementary School, Blackduck Minnesota
 
Tenstrike Minnesota School - 1918
Tenstrike School - 1918

Churches:   
Tenstrike Community Church, Tenstrike Minnesota
Tenstrike Community Church - 1960's
Tenstrike Community Church
145 Dudrey Street NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2960
Web:
www.tenstrikechurch.com

Pastor: Steve Pomp
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Tenstrike Community Church, Tenstrike Minnesota

Media:

none - served by Blackduck and Bemidji media


Motels:

none - served by Blackduck and Bemidji motels


Resorts:
Birch Haven Resort
11801 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2865
Toll Free: (800) 445-4330
Web: www.birchhavenresort.com

Birch Haven Resort takes you back to the old-fashioned tradition of the Minnesota Fishing Vacations that we all remember as kids. Our Minnesota Family Vacation Resort has a secluded and rustic atmosphere that is also a cozy retreat.

Birch Haven Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Cedar Rapids Lodge
25387 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2487
Toll Free: (800) 233-8562
Web: www.crlodge.com

Cedar Rapids Lodge is a family resort on the shore of Medicine Lake in the Bemidji Area of northern Minnesota. We have 45 well-groomed acres and a beautiful one-half mile of pristine shoreline. Our entire grounds are at lake level with all cottages close to the lake for easy access.

Cedar Rapids Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota

Eagle Ridge Resort
10246 Stallion Court NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2700
Toll Free: (800) 279-5177
Web: www.eagleridgeresort.net

Eagle Ridge Resort is located 15 miles NE of Bemidji on beautiful Gull Lake. Five clean, comfortable cabins hug the shoreline allowing a scenic view from each cabin. Enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota while fishing for walleye, northern, bass, or panfish. Take a swim, or take a stroll and watch the nesting Bald Eagles.

Eagle Ridge Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Hendrick's Haven
6335 Hendricks Haven Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2366
 
Moen's Campground & Resort
12003 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, Minnesota 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2863
 
Pike Point Resort & Lodge
10393 S Gull Lake Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2810
Toll Free: (800) 586-2810
Web: www.pikepointresort-lodge.com

Pike Point Resort and Lodge has been in service since 1979. Your vacation is our business and we look forward to providing another year of the true "Northwoods" rustic vacation experience.

Pike Point Resort & Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota


Campgrounds:
Summer Haven RV Resort
21588 Gull Lake Loop Road N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2842
Web: www.summerhavenrvresort.com

Our large shady lots are waiting for you. Enjoy a walk in the woods, the large grassy recreation areas, or the lake for fishing & boating. Enjoy the heated pool or just sit back & relax. We offer all the amenities of an RV resort in a peaceful and pleasant environment.  The entire area is mixed with a variety of trees.Gull Lake consists of 2,243 acres and is known for its walleye, northern pike, blue gill, perch, sunfish and more.

Summer Haven RV Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota


Businesses:

Popular night spot, Bess's Supper Club in Tenstrike
Popular night spot, Bess's Supper Club in Tenstrike in the 1950's

Anderson Yellowstone Log Homes
23404 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2320
Fax: (218) 586-3391
Web: www.yellowstoneloghomes.net

Whether you are looking to build a weekend retreat or the log home of your dreams, we have what you are looking for in a quality, custom built log home. We also do many other types of construction, including conventional homes, garages and pole buildings.

Anderson Yellowstone Log Homes, Tenstrike Minnesota

Andy's Repair
138 3rd Avenue N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2729
 
Birch Haven Resort
11801 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2865
Toll Free: (800) 445-4330
Web:  www.birchhavenresort.com

Birch Haven Resort takes you back to the old-fashioned tradition of the Minnesota Fishing Vacations that we all remember as kids. Our Minnesota Family Vacation Resort has a secluded and rustic atmosphere that is also a cozy retreat.

Birch Haven Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Cedar Rapids Lodge
25387 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2487
Toll Free: (800) 233-8562
Web: www.crlodge.com

Cedar Rapids Lodge is a family resort on the shore of Medicine Lake in the Bemidji Area of northern Minnesota. We have 45 well-groomed acres and a beautiful one-half mile of pristine shoreline. Our entire grounds are at lake level with all cottages close to the lake for easy access.

Cedar Rapids Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota

Diehl Project Management
4876 Foxtail Creek Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-3029
Web: www.diehlprojectmanagement.com
 
DND Rentals
20031 Cluff Lane NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2802
 
Eagle Ridge Resort
10246 Stallion Court NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2700
Toll Free: (800) 279-5177
Web: www.eagleridgeresort.net

Eagle Ridge Resort is located 15 miles NE of Bemidji on beautiful Gull Lake. Five clean, comfortable cabins hug the shoreline allowing a scenic view from each cabin. Enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota while fishing for walleye, northern, bass, or panfish. Take a swim, or take a stroll and watch the nesting Bald Eagles.

Eagle Ridge Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Gaslin Garage Door
11801 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2645
Web:  www.gaslingaragedoorofbemidji.com

For reliable garage door sales and installations, call us. We offer a variety of quality doors and accessories, including remote controls and keypads. We can install nearly any make and model of garage door for both residential and commercial customers. Call us today!
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Hendrick's Haven
6335 Hendricks Haven Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2366
 
Land O Lakes Wood Preserving
171 3rd Avenue N
PO Box 87
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2203
Fax: (218) 586-2005
Web:  www.landolakeswood.com

Land O Lakes Wood Preserving is a family company started in 1957 by R.L. (Babe) and Pauline Fellows and their partner Norman Gladen. We are a wholesale distributor of treated and untreated wood products, intent on offering your company the right products at the right price. Whether you need a truck-load of treated posts or a custom order of treated lumber, we have you covered.
Land O Lakes Wood Preserving, Tenstrike Minnesota
Laura’z Salon
19212 Gull Lake Loop Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-HAIR

Laura’z Salon, Tenstrike Minnesota

Pike Point Resort & Lodge
10393 S Gull Lake Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2810
Toll Free: (800) 586-2810
Web: www.pikepointresort-lodge.com

Pike Point Resort and Lodge has been in service since 1979. Your vacation is our business and we look forward to providing another year of the true "Northwoods" rustic vacation experience.

Pike Point Resort & Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota

Pour Willie's Bar & Grill
122 Main Street
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2337

Come to Pour Willies Bar & Grill for drinks and great food! We are known for our steaks, walleye, and homemade dressings and sauces.
Tenstrike Bar, Tenstrike Minnesota
Prange & Prange
6242 Hendricks Haven Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-3231
 
Roger A Anderson Masonry
22636 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2053
 
Summer Haven RV Resort
10647 Clydesdale Circle NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2842
Web:  www.summerhavenrvresort.com

We invite you to experience the best of what a northern Minnesota resort has to offer! Located on quiet Gull Lake north of Bemidji, MN, Summer Haven is a family friendly resort with all of the amenities you’d expect – and more. Our large shady lots are waiting for you. Enjoy a walk in the woods, the large grassy recreation areas, or the lake for fishing and boating. Enjoy swimming in the heated pool or just sit back and relax on the beach. We offer all of the amenities and activities of an RV resort in a peaceful and pleasant environment for a true “Up North” northern Minnesota resort experience.   

Summer Haven RV Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

US Post Office
171 3rd Avenue N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3333
Toll Free: (800) 275-8777
Web: www.usps.com
 

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