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Warba Minnesota Community Guide

Location of Warba, Minnesota

The City of Warba is located fourteen miles east of Grand Rapids on Highway 2. Warba is a pleasant community offering essential services such as a City maintained water and sewer system, a well-organized volunteer fire department, and a new community center building. Warba supports a variety of commercial businesses including an eight-room motel, gas and service station, post office, Laundromat, and a sporting clay and hunting preserve range. Sportmax Inc., which provides many area employment opportunities, is an excellent example of a manufacturing firm that has found success in Warba.

Warba offers residents an opportunity to enjoy the unique quality of life associated with rural northern Minnesota. There are numerous lakes within a three-mile radius of Warba, plus swimming beaches, an outdoor hockey rink, and outstanding hunting and fishing.

 Warba (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 148 150 137 183 181 -2 -1.09
Land Area (sq. mile) 3.40 3.26 3.19 3.19 3.19 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 43.53 46.01 42.95 57.31 56.74 -0.57 -1.00
Housing Units 62 74 69 86 90 +4 +4.65
Households -- 56 58 79 77 -2 2.53
Persons Per Household -- 2.68 2.36 2.32 2.35 +0.03 +1.29

Warba is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 2 serves as a main arterial route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.4 kmē), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 kmē) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 kmē) of it (1.84%) is water. The elevation is 1,283 ft (391 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 183 people, 79 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 57.3 people per square mile (22.1/kmē). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 26.9/sq mi (10.4/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 79 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% 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 2.69.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $21,429 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,772. About 14.3% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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Warba, a city in Feeley Township, was incorporated as a village in 1911. A logging site named Siding No. 8, also known as Dickson's Spur for a timber man named Dickson, existed 1891-98 and changed its name to Verna. Verna was located side by side with the village of Feeley (also known as Feeley's Spur), named for the sawmill owner Thomas J. Feeley (died in Duluth May 24, 1935), which was platted in 1904. The Feeley post office operated 1901-10, at which time the U.S. Post Office Department thought Feeley was too close to Foley, and a contest to rename the village was held; A. A. Hall won, selecting the Indian word warbasibi, which has been variously interpreted as "resting place" or "white swan," the latter being Wabiziwa or Waiba, converted to Warba; the Great Northern Railway changed the depot name from Verna to Warba, thus both Verna and Feeley became Warba.

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City Hall
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 492-4567

Term ends

Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2016 Don Hawk
18729 Steneth Road
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 259-8513
Treasurer 12/31/2016 Tami Elich
PO Box 2821
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 259-3799
Clerk 12/31/2018 Niki Mistelske
PO Box 2772
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 256-3801
Council Member 12/31/2018 Denise Leppanen
PO Box 2794
Warba, MN 55793
(320) 279-0173
Council Member 12/31/2016 Jim Heinrichs
PO Box 2794
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 492-4007
Council Member 12/31/2016 Kelly A. McCauley
75 N. 3rd Avenue
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 259-5047

Post Office:
Warba Post Office
112 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793-5000
Phone:(218) 492-4505
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Warba Post Office, Warba Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      

Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            03:30PM
Saturday                04:30PM

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity  Lake Country Power   (218) 326-6671
Natural Gas  n/a --
Wastewater  Warba Municipal (218) 492-4242
Water  Warba Municipal (218) 492-4242
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Warba-Feeley Recreation Park

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Sand 118
Shallow 531

Health Care:


Northern Lights Community School
305 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4400

Northern Lights Community School (NLCS) is a public charter school for grades 6-12. Charter schools are independent public schools amd are considered by the state of Minnesota to be independent school districts. A charter school is tuition-free and open to any student in the state.

Northern Lights Community School, Warba MN

Northern Lights Community School, Warba Minnesota

Bethel Lutheran Church
310 West Highway 2
PO Box 2825

Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4456

St. Paul Catholic Church
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4133

Sunday Mass: 11:00 am

St. Paul Catholic Church, Warba MN



Warba Motel
210 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-1600

Mom and pop motel with inexpensive, clean and comfortable rooms. Weekly and monthly rates available.


Warba Motel, Warba MN



American Legion Post 432 Campground & RV Park on Sand Lake
21066 US Hwy 2 West
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 326-6420
American Legion Post 432 Campground & RV Park on Sand Lake, Warba Minnesota
Sal's Campground
21420 US Highway 2
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4297
Sal's Campground, Warba Minnesota

Casper's Leather Repair
122 Bridge Street
PO Box 2828
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-1903

We have been providing a variety of quality leather apparel and products for over 20 years. Our goal is to offer variety and alternatives to you. We carry a large variety of coats, vests, shorts, skirts, pants, headwear, patches, jewelry, and numerous other items. All our products are made of 100% quality Wisconsin cowhide and we stand behind our work 100%!

Casper's Leather Repair, Warba Minnesota
Jensco Jensen Sign Co.
17938 Legion Road
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4000
Marrier Estates
401 Lake Street
PO Box 2854
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4329

Marrier Estates, Warba Minnesota

Pheasants Plus
14893 Sago #4
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4450

Pheasants Plus opened in 1993 for upland bird hunting and sporting clay shooting. The years ahead will see many additional improvements to our facilities and equipment for your shooting and hunting enjoyment.

Pheasants Plus, Warba MN

Quality Construction Systems
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4336
Sal's Campground
21420 US Highway 2
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4297

Sal's Campground, Warba MN

Shallow Lake Store
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4568
Warba-Goodland Food Shelf
PO Box 2761
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4392
Warba Liquor Store
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4499

Warba Liquor Store, Warba MN

Warba Motel
210 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-1600

Warba Tire
204 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4111

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