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 Durand Township 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 162 158 135 175 209 +34 +19.43
Land Area (sq. mile) 18.10 16.00 15.10 15.10 15.10 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 8.95 9.88 8.94 11.59 13.84 +2.25 +19.43
Housing Units 54 58 68 82 108 +26 +31.70
Households -- 53 48 76 85 +9 +11.84
Persons Per Household -- 2.98 2.81 2.30 2.46 +0.16 +6.96


Puposky is an unincorporated community in Durand Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, Durand Township has a total area of 18.3 square miles (47.5 km˛), of which 15.1 square miles (39.1 km˛) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.4 km˛) (17.72%) is water. The elevation is 1,381 ft (421 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 175 people, 76 households, and 51 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.6 people per square mile (4.5/km˛). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 5.4/sq mi (2.1/km˛). The racial makeup of the township was 94.29% White, 5.14% Native American, and 0.57% from two or more races.

There were 76 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 37.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,886. None of the families and 7.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

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PUPOSKY is a village in section 23 of Durand Township on Lake Puposky, an Ojibwe name recorded and translated by Beltrami signifying "the end of the shaking lands," that is, swamps whose surface is shaken and sinks when walked on. It has been also translated as Mud Lake, with Mud River outflowing from it. The village was founded in 1904 when the Minneapolis, Red Lake and Manitoba Railroad came; its post office began in 1905.

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Depot at Puposky Minnesota, date unknown
Depot at Puposky, date unknown
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Durand Township
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: not available

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Clerk 12/31/2022 Janet Olson
23380 Polaris Rd NW
Puposky, MN 56667
  (218) 243-2239
Treasurer 12/31/2023 Sara Nistler
22194 Pleasant Valley Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
  (218) 243-3068


12/31/2022 Robert Olson
23380 Polaris Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
  (218) 243-2239
Supervisor  12/31/2024 Clare Kapphahn
780 Durand Drive NW
Puposky, MN 56667
  (218) 243-3060
Supervisor 12/31/2023 Trevor Nistler
22194 Pleasant Valley Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
  (218) 243-3068

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1139 Durand Drive NW
Puposky, MN
(218) 243-2513
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 1:00 pm  

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

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Lake Julia Tuberculosis Sanatorium

Lake Julia Sanatorium opened in 1916 in Puposky, Minnesota, a small community near Bemidji in the northern part of the state. Lake Julia's original capacity of 25 doubled to 50, and it served four counties: Beltrami, Hubbard, Itasca, and Koochiching. The Sanatorium became Lake Julia Rest Home in 1954, which closed in 1968.

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Former Lake Julia Sanitorium, Puposky Minnesota
Lake Julia Sanatorium, date unknown
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Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Bass 103 
Campbell 462
Crane n/a n/a
George n/a n/a
Jackson 128
Julia 450
Larson 178
Lindgren 52
Little Puposky n/a n/a
Little Turtle 465
Long 719
Peterson n/a n/a
Puposky 2142 n/a
Strand n/a n/a
Turtle 1591
Upper Lindgren 29

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Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church - ELCA
1214 Durand Drive NW
PO Box 7
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-3059

Pastor:  Michael Naylor
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Puposky Minnesota
St. John's Catholic Church
Irvin Avenue
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2122

Pastor:  n/a
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A C Water Analysis
468 Great Divide Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-3328
Bears Lair Lodge & Game Farm
21998 LaSalle Avenue NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2940
Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space
34011 State Highway 89 NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2685
Set in the midst of 160 acres of mixed forest in northern Minnesota’s lake country the Belle Thalia Residency offers a yurt dwelling , limited studio space , and outdoor clearings for work. The studio of sculptor Al Belleveau uses many salvaged materials which suggest a certain lifestyle that is independent, sustainable and closely connected to the landscape. Because of Al B.’s profound connection to the surrounding environment , the hope is that the residency program will foster work inspired by the site.
Body Barn Inc
3098 Gillman Road NE
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-3347

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Gillman's Liquor
29047 Irvine Avenue NE
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2365
Gillman's Liquors, Puposky Minnesota 
Healing Way Massage
6494 Great Divide Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-3281
J V Plumbing & Heating
26303 Polaris Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2073
Mask and Rose Women's Theater
24011 State Highway 89 NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2685

The Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Collective is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting, empowering and creating opportunities for women in the performing arts.  We seek to ignite broad public recognition of the essential contribution women have made to the worlds of theatre and dramatic literature. Our second mission is to offer youth in the region opportunities to be a part of quality theater experiences through our children’s productions.To join the Mask & Rose Women’s Theater Collective please contact

Mask and Rose Theater, Puposky Minnesota
Mistic Berry Farm
28611 Irvine Avenue NE
Puposky Minnesota
Phone: (218) 243-2587

We are the 3rd generation to be on this family farm. Its' farming history includes milk cows, hogs, beef cattle and now specialty crops.  We have been growing strawberries since 1989 and we had visions of adding a restaurant which we were able to do in 1995.  We have a full service restaurant that is open along with our berry picking hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to noon, providing a variety of breakfast and lunch items for both eating in or take-out. We also offer fresh on the farm made in our own kitchen in small batches strawberry and raspberry jams, pumpkin butter, and jalapeno jelly. 
Plantation Arabians
3391 Ten Mile Drive NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2810
Pleasant Valley Solutions Inc
3502 Lumberjack Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2615
Riley Construction Inc.
22767 Polaris Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2316
Wildflower Farm
580 Great Divide Road
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 766-0696

WildFlower Farm is a humble little farm in Puposky, Minnesota. Its home to our family and a variety of barn yard animals. This is where I traded my chef hat for a straw hat and began to farm. After years of a career as a professional pastry chef and bakery owner it was time for a change of pace. My love for baking lead me to a love of good food and grains.
Wildflower Farm, Puposky Minnesota
Wille Logging
24370 Pleasant Valley Road NW
Puposky, MN 56667
Phone: (218) 243-2368

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