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Effie, Minnesota Community Guide

Welcome to Effie Minnesota Location of Effie, Minnesota

 Effie 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 165 141 130 91 123 +32 +35.16
Land Area (sq. mile) 4.00 3.80 5.60 3.99 3.99 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 41.25 37.11 23.21 22.81 30.83 +8.02 +35.16
Housing Units 72 73 70 56 68 +12 +21.42
Households -- 45 47 36 48 +12 +33.33
Persons Per Household -- 3.13 2.77 2.53 2.56 +0.03 +1.19


Effie is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highways 1 and 38 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.64 square miles (9.43 km˛), all of it is land. The elevation is 1,388 ft (423 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010 there were 123 people, 48 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 33.8 inhabitants per square mile (13.1/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile (7.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.8% African American, 1.6% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races.

There were 48 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

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Effie, a city seven miles north of Bigfork in Unorganized Territory of Effie, T. 62N, R. 26W, section 27, with a station of the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway, incorporated June 10, 1940. Its post office began in 1903, with Eva R. Wenaus, postmaster, in the store owned by her husband, O. R. Wenaus; named for Effie Wenaus, daughter of Eva.

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Deercrest Lodge, Effie Minnesota, 1940's
Deercrest Lodge, Effie Minnesota, 1940s Postcard and Postcard Image Collection - click to enlarge

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Effie City Hall
100 SW State Highway 38
PO Box 129
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-6

Office Hours:
By appointment - call

City Council Meetings:
2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Greta Drewlow
102 SW State Highway 38
Effie, MN 56639
  (218) 417-0081
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Carolyn Schmit
PO Box 129
Marcell, MN 56657
Email (218) 556-9578
Council Member 12/31/2022 Thomas Lamont
105 State Highway 1 E
Effie, MN 56639
  (218) 244-1163
Council Member 12/31/2022 Lillian Longtin
201 Summit Avenue NE
Effie, MN 56639
  (218) 743-3836
Council Member 12/31/2024 James W. Astry
110 NE State Highway 1
Effie, MN 56639
  (218) 743-2644
Council Member 12/31/2024 Angela Walker
PO Box 129
Effie, MN 56639
  (218) 929-2919

Post Office:
US Post Office
98 Highway 1 NE
Effie, MN 56639-6035
Phone: (218) 743-3561
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday         6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday          7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity North Itasca Electric (218) 743-3131
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

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Employer Products/Services Employees






Minnesota State Highway Map of the Effie Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Effie Minnesota area

North Star Stampede Rodeo

The Rodeo just outside of Effie is a full-featured one. Everything you will find in rodeos across the West is on display here. The contestants are mostly home grown, but some veteran cowboys from all parts of the U.S. and Canada come to do their thing at the Minnesota's North Star Rodeo.

It's a ceremonial re-creation of how it was done during pioneer times conducted safely under the rules of the Minnesota Rodeo Association. The events mentioned above are all contested each day of the three day rodeo.

North Star Stampede Rodeo, Effie Minnesota

Giant Metal Mosquito

A six foot long metal statue of Minnesota's State Bird, the mosquito. Located at the intersection of State Highway 38 and State Highway 1.

Giant Mosquito, Effie Minnesota

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway

The Byway meanders 47 miles north from Grand Rapids to Effie, Minnesota. You are invited to come and celebrate our northern hospitality, hometown pride and the treasures of our natural heritage. Minnesota, midway between America's east and west coasts, is home to 12,000 lakes. It is filled with beautiful country and all the treasures of the four seasons. The Edge of the Wilderness is the rustic slice of this great state, with more than 1,000 lakes and one mighty river nearby, all in a landscape of remarkable natural beauty. It offers some of Minnesota's most popular fishing, hunting, camping, trail, winter sports and resort opportunities. For more information on what to see and do within the Edge of the Wilderness communities, call or visit the U.S. Forest Service District Office in Marcell, or contact your local Office of Tourism.

Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway, Effie Minnesota

Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Busties 237
Connors 143
Deer 1748
Pickerel 293
Round 54
Shine 70

Health Care:
none - served by Hospital and Clinic in Bigfork


none - students bused to Bigfork

Old Effie School

Effie Fredheim Lutheran Church
Highway 1
PO Box 195
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3368

Effie Fredheim Lutheran Church, Effie Minnesota 

Presbyterian Church
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3576

Presbyterian Church, Effie Minnesota







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Camp Deer
65576 County Road 533
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3663
Craigville Cabins
35813 Craigville Road
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3048

Rent a cabin in the great north woods, canoe down the Bigfork river, hiking trails, horse trails, ATV trails, fishing and hunting. Also have RV sites. Open 7 days a week.

Deer Lake Charlie's
66501 County Road 533
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3082
Deer Lake Charlies, Effie Minnesota 
Effie Cafe
100 NW State Highway 1
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3607

The Effie Cafe is a small restaurant located at the intersections of Hwys 1 & 38 in Effie, MN. The atmosphere is comfortable, the food is delicious, the company is it's finest. Most items on the menu are completely homemade and cooked to your liking. The Effie Cafe is known for it's large pancakes, massive orders of biscuits & gravy, juicy burgers and unmatched delicacy of it's busti browns!

Effie Cafe, Effie Minnesota

Effie Country Service
101 SE Highway 38
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3616

Effie Country Service is a trusted dealer of Mastercraft, Yokohama, Toyo, Firestone, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Summit, Michelin, and Pirelli tires, serving the Effie, Big Fork, Marcell, Talmoon, Spring Lake, Northome, Big Falls, Little Fork, and Togo Minnesota areas. In addition to car tires, light truck and SUV tires, we carry forestry, agricultural, trailer, and commercial truck tires and more at affordable, discounted prices. We offer brake inspections and repair, automotive engine repair, check engine lights and diagnostics, and other valuable services.

Effie Country Service, Effie MN

Honey Bear Septic Service
33851 County Road 228
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3297


Lovdahl Logging
34384 County Road 40
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-6812
Neighborhood Tavern
Highway 38
Effie MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3286


The Neighborhood Tavern, Effie Minnesota

North Country Septic Systems
24972 N Deer Lake Road
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3423


North Star Rodeo
68270 County Road 5
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3893

Come on up and join us for our rodeo, the North Star Stampede. It's the longest-running open rodeo in the country, brought to you by Minnesota's oldest rodeo company. You may not have heard of it, but there is a full-featured rodeo in Minnesota just an easy 220-mile drive from the Twin Cities. The North Star Stampede Rodeo is located just outside the small town of Effie in the northwestern part of our state. Each year the rodeo runs during the last weekend of July.

Photo: The Rodeo

Northwoods Custom Cabinets
35009 County Road 42
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-6275


Riverside Hair Shoppe
30560 State Highway 1
Effie, MN 56639
Phone: (218) 743-3225
Riverside Hair Shop, Effie Minnesota

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